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
by Ben Acquah - May 18, 2015
Ben is an OWEd Senior College & Career Writing Fair scholarship winner and 12th-grade student at Benjamin Banneker High School, Washington, DC. On February 12, 2015 I wore my dad’s favorite watch. It was his prized possession. Whenever he had to go outside his comfort zone, that watch was with him. On that day, February 12th, I wore his watch. I was at Martin Luther King Library to give a presentation on something dear to my heart. I had no idea how the audience was going to react; how... Read more
by Stephanie Burgevin - May 4, 2015
I first met Councilmember Elissa Silverman as she spoke with DC Public School seniors on February 25 at the One World Education College and Career Writing Fair.  She was one of the judges for the seniors as they gave their 30-second elevator speech in front of their topic posters. Silverman was in multiple deep conversations with seniors who were sharing their arguments and evidence about the topics on which they had just given a four-minute presentation. I caught up with Councilmember... Read more