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by Eric Goldstein - December 17, 2014
In November, One World Education presented its One World Writing Program at two national education conferences. Several teachers on our team were in Maryland at the National Conference of English Teachers and I presented at the National Conference of Social Studies Teachers in Boston. It was the first time the organization has showcased its proven work beyond the Capital Region and both opportunities were made possible because of the organization’s partnership with the Global Good Fund. The... Read more
 
by Holly Kearl - December 10, 2014
Our Writing Program has proven results. For example, when George Washington University and American University conducted an evaluation for the 2013-14 school year, they found that the unit improved students’ grade on the written essay section by an average 4.8 percentage points. Eighty percent of students said the unit improved their writing skills and 84 percent said it helped them know how to research information.  Those are the numbers, but what about the student stories? Matt Kaufax... Read more
 
by Holly Kearl - December 4, 2014
Twelfth grade English and AP Literature teacher Rachel Broudy has been teaching at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, DC, for seven years. Originally from Philadelphia, Broudy moved to the area when she attended college at American University. At McKinley, she is the sponsor of the poetry club where students like to try out spoken word poetry. The school holds a monthly open mic event where students can read their pieces. Some students also attend open mic events outside of school at... Read more
 
by Holly Kearl - November 24, 2014
More than two million students take the SAT each year, each one hoping that their test score will help them gain admission into the college of their choice. One of the more popular test dates is December 6, so for many students, right now is a high stress time. Students, especially high school seniors, may feel pressure to study every waking moment in their quest for a good test score. One World Education 2013 Student Ambassador Jessica Li, who was a grade 12 student at Montgomery High School in... Read more
 
by Holly Kearl - November 18, 2014
Originally from Kentucky, Beth Kara has been teaching 8th grade Humanities at E. L. Haynes Public Charter School in Washington, DC for two years. Before that, she taught for five years in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Mrs. Kara is the advisor for the film club at E. L. Haynes, which meets twice per week to watch and discuss classic and contemporary films. Her favorite part of leading the club, she says, is “the opportunity to learn from the kids. The students bring such unique perspectives... Read more
 
 

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