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let's get together and celebrate!

Join the National Forum and your fellow Schools to Watch in D.C. for this
one-of-a-kind, in-person event!


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Erin Gruwell

Dwayne Reed


Monica Washington

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Hill Visits Are Back! New DIY Visit Guide Available

Download Your DIY Visit Guide to meet with your Senator or Representative in person on Capitol Hill while you are at the National Schools to Watch Conference!

Conference schedule

Thursday, June 22

  • General Session - Erin Gruwell, Freedom Writers

  • Breakout Sessions

  • STW Awards Gala - New Schools


Friday, June 23

  • General Session - Dwayne Reed

  • Breakout Sessions

  • STW Awards Gala - Redesignating Schools


Saturday, June 24

  • General Session - Monica Washington
    Continental Breakfast


More information coming soon. Schedule is subject to change.

STW Pricing
  • Through January 31: $379 per person

  • February 1- April 15: $429 per person

  • Starting April 16: $479 per person

non-STW Pricing
  • Through January 31: $399 per person

  • February 1- April 15: $469 per person

  • Starting April 16: $499 per person

Credit cards are the preferred method of payment.

A $50 processing fee will be charged for all purchase orders.

schools to watch
award celebrations!


will be honored LIVE in D.C. in June!

Bring your team and celebrate your success!

all activities take place at:

Crystal Gateway Marriott
(not Crystal City)

1700 Richmond Hwy.,
Arlington, VA 22202

Special Room Rate: $250 plus taxes & fees
Make your hotel reservations online


For many teams, one of the best parts of the Schools to Watch recognition is sharing something that YOUR school does exceptionally well. What program or initiative stands out? What are you most proud of? What can you teach other schools from across the country to replicate at their sites?

Please submit a presentation idea that is interactive, useful, and fun! Resource sharing (of templates, example schedules, etc.) is encouraged. Sessions are 45 minutes in length.

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