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by Liz Gossens - March 22, 2017
Over the last 10 years, our students have written about topics ranging from local issues, such as living in a food desert and bullying at school, to national issues, like police brutality and gender inequality. A decade of essays shows the depth of interest in these themes, proving that while our students may be young, they have important perspectives. Our six-week Senior Challenge Academy gives students the opportunity to strengthen the essays they have written in class, building out a 90-second... Read more
 
by Liz Gossens - March 15, 2017
Elevating and celebrating student voice has always been at the core of One World Education, and it wouldn’t be possible without our annual cadre of Student Ambassadors. These middle and high school students are nominated by their teachers based on the quality of their final essays, created during the One World Program earlier in the school year. Students represent nearly every DC public high school, as well as several public charter schools in the District, and their topics range from paying... Read more
 
by Liz Gossens - March 15, 2017
The second week of the Senior Challenge Academy started with just as much enthusiasm as the first week. Students jumped back into collaboration with our Teacher Leaders and teaching artists, receiving support from volunteer mentors as they continued  turning their essays into polished presentations. There are only four more Wednesday sessions until they present their arguments on stage at the historic Howard Theatre on April 12, competing for a portion of the $15,000 in scholarship funds, and... Read more
 
by Liz Gossens - March 7, 2017
The first week of the Senior Challenge Academy is always exciting, as we meet the seniors who represent the top one percent of over 2,000 DC public and public charter school seniors who completed the One World Cornerstone this year. These students come from all eight wards and nearly every public high school in Washington, DC. They have committed to spend the next six Wednesday evenings preparing to present their arguments on stage at the historic Howard Theatre on April 12, competing for $15,000... Read more
 
by Liz Gossens - February 1, 2017
We at One World Education have the unique opportunity to see the impact of our work in classrooms around Washington, DC nearly every day. Our close connections with the teachers who implement our program can take the shape of emails, phone calls, class visits, and most recently, an invitation to attend a celebration party for exemplary 8th grade students at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. Teacher Beth Kara has been on both sides of the One World Program, participating in the first year of usage... Read more
 
 

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