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The Wireless Foundation and DC Public Charter School Board to Announce New Mobile App MyDCcharters at DC Charter School Expo

Release Date: Thursday, January 03, 2013

Contact:    Theola Labbé-DeBose, PCSB, 202-579-9385 cell/text;

Amy Storey, CTIA-The Wireless Association, 202-736-3207;

WHO:    Vincent C. Gray, Mayor, District of Columbia
               Steve Largent, President and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association and President of The Wireless Foundation
               Brian W. Jones, Chairman, DC Public Charter School Board

WHAT:   Press conference to announce the launch of MyDCcharters, a new mobile app that provides detailed information on  the city’s public charter schools, during the 4th annual DC Public Charter School Expo.

WHEN:   Saturday January 5, 2013
                1:00 p.m. EST-1:30 p.m. EST

WHERE:   DC Public Charter School Expo
                  Washington Convention Center, Room 304
                  801 Mt. Vernon Place NW

BACKGROUND:     The annual DC Public Charter School Expo at the Washington Convention Center is a one-stop opportunity for DC families and teachers to learn about charter school options. The expo is free and open to the public from noon to 4pm.
                                  Thousands are expected to attend.

About The Wireless Foundation
The Wireless Foundation ( is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to developing and supporting initiatives that use wireless technology to help American communities. The Foundation’s innovative programs benefit consumers in areas such as education, healthcare, safety and the environment. As part of its Annual Achievement Awards, the Foundation recognizes VITA™ Wireless Samaritans and honors the best of our nation’s leadership, its youth and its scholars. The Foundation was formed by CTIA-The Wireless Association® member companies in 1991.

About DC Public Charter School Board
The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) is setting a national model for creating quality public school options through its rigorous review of new charter applications and effective oversight of charter school performance that is leading the transformation of public education in Washington, DC. PCSB currently oversees 57 public charter schools 102 campuses serving 35,019 students living in every ward of the city. Learn more at


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