by Holly Kearl - September 22, 2014
Six year veteran educator Clare Berke teaches ninth grade English and AP Language at Benjamin Banneker High School. She is also the advisor for the school’s newspaper club and Amnesty International club. This is her second year using the One World Education curriculum in the classroom. When Clare first learned about it, she decided to try it because “I’m always looking for something new or for something I think will help students develop the skills I know they need.” She... Read more
by Holly Kearl - September 17, 2014
While One World Education’s Writing Program is improving the writing at 17 DC public and charter schools this fall, the organization routinely receives interest from teachers and schools across the nation. With the help of our partner, the Global Good Fund, of which OWEd’s Executive Director Eric Goldstein is a 2014 Fellow, this fall we will be presenting our model for education reform at two national education conferences. The first conference is the National Council for the Social... Read more
by Holly Kearl - September 15, 2014
A global citizen, that’s what M. Kamel Igoudjil is and what he strives to help his students become. A native of Algeria, M. Kamel studied in Paris before moving to the United States in 1997. He has been teaching in DC Public Schools (DCPS) for ten years, and he currently teaches English in all four grades at Calvin Coolidge High School. He also manages the school’s Literary Magazine. M. Kamel met One World Education’s executive director Eric Goldstein several years ago and became... Read more
by Holly Kearl - September 10, 2014
An alarming new study released by the Urban Institute last week showed that 54 percent of D.C. public and charter schools had at least one gunshot fired within 1,000 feet of the school during the 2011-12 year. Nearly half of those gunfire incidents took place near just nine percent of schools. Of course, gun violence occurs in schools, too. Between late 2012 and June 2014, there have been 41 deaths in 62 documented incidents at U.S. schools. The frequency of attacks has increased since the December... Read more
by Holly Kearl - September 2, 2014
Last week, Adar Howard welcomed more than 100 tenth grade students to her English classes at Ballou High School. This is her fifth year teaching at the school. Adar graduated from the DC Public School system then majored in architecture in college. After a few years of working in the field, she decided to transition to teaching. After going through a teacher’s fellowship program she moved back home to DC to find a job. She said, “I felt it would be a great opportunity to give back to... Read more