Exploring Public-Private Partnerships in Education
Presented by Wagner Education Policy Studies Association (WEPSA) and Wagner Philanthropy (WP)

In an era of budget crises and heightened accountability, public schools, educators, and policymakers across the U.S. are increasingly turning to resources beyond traditional governmental funding. Major funders such as the Gates, Walton, and Broad Foundations have become leading players in shaping education policies, often aligned with reform-oriented policymakers. From Chicago, to D.C., to Miami, public education funds leverage private resources to help districts experiment with new innovations and support. For public charter schools that lack access to district economies of scale, external resources are often essential to securing physical space and serving all students.

Join WEPSA and Wagner Philanthropy for an interactive panel discussion on the role of these partnerships featuring Julia Bator, CEO of the Fund for Public Schools, Christina Brown, Chief of Staff at NYC Charter School Center, Recy Dunn Regional Director, New Leaders and Michael Duffy, adjunct associate professor of management at Wagner and Managing Director of Victory Education Partners. Light breakfast will be served.