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by Cecelia Meredith - 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
 
by Stacy Kirk - January 26, 2017
A variety of strong partnerships are critical for ensuring student success when working with a large population of diverse learners. As One World Education looked to expand its program footprint within and beyond  Washington, DC, I joined the organization in June of 2016 as its first Director of Partnerships. In this role, I manage the establishment of new partnerships, lead program reporting, and expand existing partnerships so that our educator team can solely focus on our programming, which... Read more
 
by Liz Gossens - January 25, 2017
Brigitta Kral began her teaching career as a middle school language arts teacher before moving to Prague, Czech Republic to teach adult English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and mentor less experienced teachers. Upon her return to the United States, she transitioned to the high school level and has taught students in grades 10 through 12 ever since. Brigitta is in her 10th year of teaching and her fifth year of teaching English at H.D. Woodson Senior STEM High School in Northeast DC, where... Read more
 
 

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