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by Stephanie Burgevin - July 9, 2015
How can student interest inform and improve classroom instruction? This is one of the questions our teacher-presenters asked the audience at their session on Connecting Real Life and Learning given at the 6th Annual DC Data Summit on July 7. OWEd’s new Program Director, Stephanie Bunton, and E.L. Haynes teacher, Beth Kara, helped the audience see that when educators allow students to apply skills they are learning to topics that interest them the students are more motivated and engaged, thus... Read more
 
by Stephanie Burgevin - July 1, 2015
There’s a new thing happening in DC Public Schools next year. In school year 2016, DCPS will be incorporating Cornerstone Assignments, which will provide every student with equal access to rigorous educational experiences. These are shared assignments across a grade that are expected to bring equity and increase expectations for all students in DCPS. The assignments have been developed by DCPS’s best teachers to enrich, supplement, and strengthen instruction. As Kaya Henderson, Chancellor... Read more
 
by Stephanie Burgevin - June 8, 2015
One World Education and our students had the honor of being invited to Aspen Institute’s Urban District Leadership Networks’ Joint Retreat. This gathering meets regularly to discuss the most pressing issues in education. The retreat’s focus was implementing the Common Core State Standards: Connecting the Dots of Teacher Evaluation and Professional Growth Systems. There were administrators present from school districts around the country, Baltimore to Los Angeles and everywhere in... Read more
 
by Stephanie Burgevin - June 1, 2015
There’s a new thing happening in DC Public Schools next year. In school year 2016, DCPS will be incorporating Cornerstone Assignments, which will provide every student with equal access to rigorous educational experiences. These are shared assignments across a grade that are expected to bring equity and increase expectations for all students in DCPS. The assignments have been developed by DCPS’s best teachers to enrich, supplement, and strengthen instruction. As Kaya Henderson, Chancellor... Read more
 
by Stephanie Burgevin - May 26, 2015
It’s hard not to get inspired when talking with Carrie Rich, co-founder and CEO of the Global Good Fund (GGF). GGF is a leadership development enterprise built by and for social entrepreneurs taken into the program as Fellows. Some of this year’s Fellows are working on green jobs for poor girls and women in Nepal, low-cost animal feed derived from agricultural waste in Nigeria, and closing the achievement gap in the United States’ education system. One World Education’s Founder... Read more
 
 

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