Quizzical Conversations: Education and Access in Baltimore and Beyond

Wednesday, September 306:00pm–8:00pm

Hosted by award-winning journalist and radio personality Sam Gallant, Quizzical Conversations is NewsUp’s video show and podcast that highlights key current events topics in a fun and conversational format.

The Baltimore Innovation Week panel will discuss the perils and successes of public education in the city, the role of technology in the classroom, and ways the public and private sectors can work together to drive meaningful change for the future of education in Baltimore and beyond.

  • BCPSS Teacher Joe La Bella (Paul Laurence Dunbar High School)

  • EdTech Entrepreneur Jess Gartner (Allovue)

  • Maryland State Senator Bill Ferguson (Teach For America, Baltimore City Public Schools)

Quizzical Conversations is FREE to attend. Please Register to ensure adequate accommodations.

ETC Haven Campus
101 N. Haven Street 21224


  • Senator Bill Ferguson

    Senator Bill Ferguson

    Senator Ferguson, 30, was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2010, then becoming the youngest

  • Jess Gartner

    Jess Gartner

    Jess is the founder and CEO of Allovue, where edtech meets fintech - edfintech!

    She has been

  • Joe La Bella

    Joe La Bella

    Joe is a five-year certified Special Education and English teacher at Paul Laurence Dunbar High

  • Sam Gallant

    Sam Gallant

    Sam Gallant has been asking questions his whole life. A curious boy has grown into a knowledgeable


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