In 2006, Sir Ken Robinson, an author and expert on innovation and creativity in education and business, gave a TED talk titled “How Schools Kill Creativity” that became the most watched in TED’s history with more than 25 million views on the TED website and more than 6 million on YouTube. If you haven’t watched it, here it is. If you have, watch it again, below, -- and/or read the transcript.Read full article >>
In Irvin Kalugdan’s music therapy classroom at Mount Vernon High School, students with emotional disabilities engage in DJ turntable battles. They play on electronic drum sets, strum guitars and learn how to express themselves through music.Read full article >>
D.C. parents, students and college graduates gathered on Capitol Hill this week to share their praise for a federally funded program that helps city students pay for higher education.
“Coming from D.C., it’s just a real assurance, a faith and a belief in you going on to do bigger and better things,” said Channell Autrey, a 2005 graduate of the School Without Walls. Autrey used the money she received from the program to attend Pennsylvania State University and now works as a public defender in Baltimore.Read full article >>
Now that the announcement about big SAT changes is behind us, it’s time to look at what it all means. Not so much, apparently. To explain why, and suggest a better way to give a college admissions test is John Kaztman, founder of Princeton Review, a test prep and college admissions services company; 2u, which partners with top universities to provide online degree programs; and Noodle, a search and recommendation education engine.Read full article >>
A chemistry professor and academic dean from Oregon will become the next president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, officials announced Wednesday, filling a vacancy that arose suddenly after the public liberal arts school disclosed a major enrollment shortfall.Read full article >>
Studying America's Crisis in Civic Education
Robyn Verbois, a social studies teacher from Baton Rouge, used her time in the Ashbrook Center's MA Degree program to explore America's crisis in civic education. Americans have lost a sense of community, Verbois concludes, "because we have failed to pass along the uniqueness of our origins." Learn More