by Holly Kearl - October 1, 2014
“I’m not going to lie to you,” wrote One World Education Student Ambassador Alexandra Fognani in the opening of her essay. “I once bullied a classmate named Ann. She was 12 years old. We were in the same class at our elementary school and I did it because everyone was doing it. I was shy and didn’t know how to stand up for what was right.” Bullying and cyber-bullying impact most students during their school career. They may be victims of bullying, witnesses to... Read more
by Holly Kearl - September 25, 2014
When One World Education Student Ambassador Damonne Nickens was a 10th grade student at Ballou High School, he wrote an essay about youth crime and crime prevention. Acknowledging that he had made “bad choices” in the past he wrote about spending 60 days in Youth Services Center, or Y.S.C. While there he said he “promised myself never to break the law or do things just because my associates were doing them.” He also has had experiences being the victim of crime, saying he... Read more
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