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by Stephanie Burgevin - March 4, 2015
Ebola Virus Karte Mponda Grade 8 Capital City Public Charter School What if one of your family members came down with a disease, and a cure was not within reach? Karte Mponda, a 2015 One World Student Ambassador and eighth grade Capital City Public Charter School student, took the opportunity to research and write about Ebola during her class’ term with the One World Writing Program. “I wanted to write about something that everyone was talking about. I wanted to inform people so... Read more
 
by Stephanie Burgevin - February 19, 2015
What’s Most Important? Student Athletes and Grades Mia Strickland Grade 8 Capital City Public Charter School At some point over the years we’ve all read about the question of grades and student athletes: should they have to get a certain grade point average in order to play, how does a school best serve these students, how should school prepare them for life as an adult? You probably have an opinion. So does Mia Strickland, a vivacious Capital City Charter School eighth grader... Read more
 
by Stephanie Burgevin - February 18, 2015
“Each of you found your voice through writing”-- Brian Pick, Chief of Teaching and Learning, DC Public Schools “Fantastic event with @OneWorldEdu tonight! So many talented @dcpublicschools students! So difficult to judge!”—Liz Gossens, Communications Strategy Group “@OneWorldEdu seniors rocked their presentations! So proud.”—Lisa Banks, The Constitution Project “Power, persuasion, passion on display @OneWorldEdu”—Mary Lord, DC State... Read more
 
by Stephanie Burgevin - February 5, 2015
“Going to a community college can save you $12,000-66,000 over two years.” “The highest risk a college-bound woman faces for sexual assault in her lifetime is from the first day of her first semester of college, until her first break” “There are approximately 1.4 million undocumented students in the United States. Do we want to help them contribute meaningfully to this country?” We’ve been traveling to different DC public and charter schools to work with... Read more
 
by Stephanie Burgevin - January 28, 2015
“My dad was a teacher and I used to go to his class and I helped him with the cross country team. I really liked working with kids. He was a role model for me and my first year of teaching was the same year he retired,” said Capital City Public Charter School teacher Alyssa McClorey. “But, I really came to teaching from a social justice standpoint. In undergrad I took international studies and history but my interest in social justice led me to teach in Guyana in South America.... Read more
 
 

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