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The One World Program trains teachers who implement our curriculum in their classrooms, guiding students as they learn how to research and write essays and turn them into presentations for their communities. One World Program students:
The program provides teachers in DC and the surrounding area with materials and support to improve their instruction of research and writing for students in grades 5-12 and adult learners.Read More
In the One World Academy, our teachers deliver an expanded version of our curriculum to students, preparing learners for their most important academic transitions. In addition to the in-school benefits, One World Academy students:
The fall Academy prepares high school students for the transition to writing in college. The spring Academy prepares middle school students for the transition to writing in high school.Read More
Watch One World students Caden (left) and Nyla (center), and their mothers, talk about how the program has improved their writing and changed their lives. Then hear why past program participant Ben Acquah has come back every year for the last five years to mentor younger students at the One World Academy.
A two-year World Bank evaluation of One World’s impact showed that 90% of schools using the program make statistically significant gains.
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DC’s Largest Writing Program
Library of Congress Best Practices Honoree
DC International PCS 10th grader Sarone Terefe remembers an early childhood when all of her dolls had blond hair and blue eyes. When she turned 10, she was thrilled to get her first black doll. Only years later, she started to wonder why it was depicted as a slave.
Sarone wants to know now whether it is too much to ask for the doll industry to produce new models of black dolls who have families and hobbies like most of their white counterparts. She argues passionately that children of color will benefit immensely from having dolls that reflect the actual lived experiences of the black community.
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