by Agustina Moppett - July 27, 2017
Over 230 students across Washington, DC are experiencing a learning lift rather than a summer slide because of a partnership between One World Education and Higher Achievement, a highly regarded, out-of-school time provider. These 7th- and 8th-grade students are using the One World Program at the seven Higher Achievement Summer Academy centers to write argumentative essays about social justice issues they care about. As a former teacher, I know the mindless look of students returning to school... Read more
by Stacy Kirk - June 22, 2017
Ten months ago, the XQ Super School Project, a new national campaign backed by Laurene Powell Jobs, awarded ten high schools ten million dollars each to become truly ready-for-the-future, 21st century schools. One of those schools, Washington Leadership Academy (WLA), a new public charter school in Washington, DC, recently partnered with One World Education to bring its futuristic vision to life. One of WLA’s classes, called LEAD, focuses on developing students’ leadership and life... Read more
by Steph Bunton - May 18, 2017
For three years, One World Education (OWEd) has led one of the largest and most successful programs in DC Public Schools (DCPS), impacting approximately 4,300 students and 100 teachers annually. Evaluations led by a partnership between American University and the World Bank reported that approximately 70% of DCPS 10th and 12th grade students using the One World Program have statistically improved their research, writing, and presentation skills while also learning about different perspectives... Read more
by Liz Gossens - May 11, 2017
For the 24 seniors who participated in the 2017 College & Career Senior Challenge, the celebration dinner on Monday, May 8th was ostensibly a means of receiving their scholarship checks, but for us as an organization, it was more importantly an opportunity to gather open feedback about our program and the Senior Challenge Academy (SCA). This year’s celebration dinner was also unique in that we were rewarding more than just the eight students who had the highest points for their arguments.... Read more
by Eric Goldstein - May 10, 2017
Teacher quality matters more to student achievement than any other aspect of schooling. This has been the conventional wisdom in education research for the last twenty years, dominating public policy discussions. However, in the last six months, the long-overlooked importance of curriculum and its impact on driving student outcomes has been elevated by new research and several successful case studies. In February 2017, Charles Sahm reported in US News and World Report that a five-state study,... Read more