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by Holly Kearl - August 27, 2014
More than 16,000 residents in Washington, D.C. live with HIV and the virus disproportionately affects African Americans. With this number representing roughly 2.5 percent of the D.C. population, the World Health Organization categorizes it as a “severe epidemic.”   HIV education is an issue of great importance to Eastern Senior High School student Jamaya Andrews, a 2014 One World Education Student Ambassador. She chose it as the topic of her recent One World Writing Program essay. “As... Read more
 
by Holly Kearl - August 19, 2014
Thanks to evaluations conducted by George Washington University and American University this year, we know that One World Education’s writing program improves students’ research and writing skills. Additionally, two-thirds of students felt they learned something new about a global or local issue. But what do teachers think of the program? This is what we’re exploring in our new “Teacher Feature” where we interview and highlight exceptional teaching taking place in... Read more
 
by Eric Goldstein - August 12, 2014
We have exciting news. We’ve submitted a proposal to present at the prestigious national SXSW EDU conference in Austin, TX, in 2015. This is a fantastic opportunity to spread the word about our successful writing program. You can help us get there by voting for our workshop! Here’s why we want to be there: only 24% of American 8th and 12th graders have writing proficiency and the rest are at a massive disadvantage as they enter colleges and careers. Closing this gap is contingent on... Read more
 
by Eric Goldstein - August 6, 2014
During the last school year in Washington, DC, more than fifty high school teachers and thousands of students participated in One World Education’s Writing Program. The program is anchored by a curriculum created by excellent local teachers that aligns with the Common Core State Standards. During the course of the three-week program, students complete a series of research, outline, and writing activities that lead them through the steps needed to produce well-written essays about cultural or... Read more
 
by Eric Goldstein - March 6, 2014
If you’re looking for a controversy in K-12 education, look no further than the issue of standardized testing. We loathe their high-stakes value, the anxiety they induce in our children, and the billions of dollars spent on tutors and programs to prepare for them. Yet standardized tests offer quick results and insight to guide the increasing micro-management of our children’s education. Examples of this test-prep culture cover the hallways in many DC Public and Charter Schools. Posters... Read more
 
 

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