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By News editor 10/09/2020 10:03 AM EDT
Civics for the Youngest Citizens

A discussion about the interconnected challenges of listening, belonging, and collective responsibility when it comes to educating and nurturing young people today.


By Emily Boudreau 09/24/2020 2:06 PM EDT
Equity and Inclusion fellows

Leaders from three large and diverse public school districts share their insights about leading for racial equity.


By News editor 03/04/2020 4:12 PM EST
Future of Education: Human Development and Psychology

Panelists from the fields of neuroscience, media and technology, and adolescent development will discuss how far the field of human development has come, and where it could — and should — be going in the future.


By News editor 02/25/2020 9:57 AM EST
Indigenous students

An essential conversation with five indigenous scholars and education leaders as we search to bolster and secure the future of higher education for indigenous communities and deliver on the promise of education.


By Jill Anderson 10/30/2019 1:55 PM EDT
Richard Reddick

Leading equity and inclusion efforts on college campuses is vital work, but also challenging and stressful. Why the effort is worth it — and why diversity is never really a one-person job.


By Timothy Butterfield 10/22/2019 4:41 PM EDT
The Power of Playful Learning

A lively discussion on the benefits — as well as some of the challenges — of bringing elements of play into schooling.


By Timothy Butterfield 10/17/2019 4:47 PM EDT
The Power of Playful Learning

On October 21 at the Askwith Forums, a panel of educators and researchers will discuss ways to create formal educational settings where children can safely and successfully learn through play.


By Jill Anderson 10/09/2019 1:35 PM EDT
David Wilson

Morgan State University President David Wilson discusses why now is the time to tackle some of the major issues in higher education.


By Timothy Butterfield 10/07/2019 1:53 PM EDT
Janice K. Jackson

Dr. Janice K. Jackson sat down with Professor Deborah Jewell-Sherman to discuss the district’s successes as well as the challenges ahead.


By Timothy Butterfield 10/07/2019 9:55 AM EDT
IEM

A panel discussion exploring how colleges and universities can close critical gaps in access, equity, and outcomes.


By Jill Anderson 10/04/2019 9:41 AM EDT
Janice K. Jackson

Dr. Janice K. Jackson, CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, discusses the challenges — including a looming teacher strike — of leading the country's third largest school district.


By Emily Boudreau 09/18/2019 2:33 PM EDT
Chicago Public Schools

Five things you should know about the Chicago Public Schools' chief before the Askwith Forum on September 26.


By Timothy Butterfield 09/18/2019 9:41 AM EDT
Eve Ewing

Alum Eve L. Ewing returned to Appian Way for an exploration of feminism, poetry, and the power of imaginative thinking.


By Emily Boudreau 09/04/2019 1:56 PM EDT
Eve Ewing

Sociologist and writer Eve L. Ewing will join Professor Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot at the Askwith Forums for a discussion of thinking and writing through the lens of black feminism.


By News editor 08/28/2019 11:33 AM EDT
Askwith

Guest speakers include writer and sociologist Eve L. Ewing, Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, and the LEGO Foundation’s Bo Stjerne Thomsen.


By Emily Boudreau 05/16/2019 11:46 AM EDT
Boston Valedictorian Project

On Tuesday, May 21, Askwith Forums will host a panel discussion focusing on the stories and data behind the Boston Globe's Valedictorian Project.


By Emily Boudreau 04/18/2019 12:14 PM EDT
Rural Promise

On Thursday, April 25, a panel will shine a spotlight on the collaborative innovations — in classrooms, communities, and state and district leadership — driving bold new approaches to rural education and student success.


By Emily Boudreau 03/29/2019 7:22 AM EDT
graphic of a heart made of interlocking, colorful puzzle pieces

For World Autism Awareness Day, the Askwith Forum will welcome Ron Suskind, exploring what autism teaches us about identity and the power of passion-informed learning.


By Emily Boudreau 03/19/2019 10:26 AM EDT
Black Educators and the Struggle for Justice in Schools

At the Askwith Forums on Thursday, March 28: an exploration of how the voices of Black educators have contributed to the conversation in education — and how they have been silenced.


By Emily Boudreau 02/25/2019 12:34 PM EST
Still Separate But Unequal

At the Askwith Forums on February 27, a panel of political thinkers, educators, historians, and economists will explore where we are and how far we need to go reducing poverty, inequality, and racial injustice in the U.S.


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