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by Liz Gossens - December 20, 2016
Jovanda Warren leads her classroom at City Arts & Prep Public Charter School (City Arts) with a perfect balance of command and respect, simultaneously implementing  the lesson plans of the day with great dexterity. In her seventh year of teaching, Jovanda has clearly mastered the art of managing a middle school classroom while maintaining her  passion for education. An Illinois native and graduate of the University of Illinois, she landed in DC after teaching high school in Houston... Read more
 
by Eric Goldstein - December 12, 2016
(Photo credit to Bill O'Leary, The Washington Post) Whether protesting on the streets of Washington, DC or through social media, the voices of youth are being heard. Students are increasingly showing adults the depth of their ideas, as well as their attention to and investment in the world around them. Recognizing this, it is heartening to see that a growing number of teachers are focused on leveraging student voice in their classes in an effort... Read more
 
by Eric Goldstein - November 15, 2016
The campaign and election that engaged today’s students more so than any political contest before is behind us. Educators have the incredible responsibility of providing civil context to students, and this election has resulted in much-needed dialogue. Educators are rightfully praised for teaching why the democratic process thrives on voting, but it can be far more difficult and important to teach that democracy only works when we accept and understand an election’s results. We know... Read more
 
by Eric Goldstein - September 6, 2016
On September 22nd, local and national education leaders will convene in Washington, DC for One World Education’s first Symposium on Preparing College-Ready Writers. The need for this event was highlighted by a recent piece from well-regarded education writer (and one of my favorites), Jay Mathews. His article, “Writing instruction in our schools is terrible. We need to fix it.,” appeared in an August 2016 column of The Washington Post. His commentary is both relevant and timely. It... Read more
 
by Steph Bunton - June 16, 2016
Choice is everywhere, and we all want it, even if we choose to opt out. I often visit classrooms where students begin the first lesson of the One World Program stressed out and overwhelmed by the idea of completing a comprehensive research project, but as soon as they see that they can control the direction of their learning their eyes light up and the questions start flowing. Simply with the introduction of different issues they can choose from, students take the wheel. They ask about where they... Read more
 
 

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