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By Jill Anderson 12/04/2019 3:00 PM EST
Child playing with wood letter blocks

How a deficit that affects the learning of one in 12 children can go undetected by parents and educators — and how to be aware the signs.


By Jill Anderson 11/20/2019 3:50 PM EST
Sarah Fiarman and Tracey Benson

Strategies for educators to counter their own unconscious biases in schools and classrooms.


By Jill Anderson 11/13/2019 2:51 PM EST
The Actual Cost of College

Helping families get past the sticker shock and discover what they might actually pay for college.


By Jill Anderson 11/06/2019 2:22 PM EST
Professor Andrew Ho

Test scores are not — and should not be — the whole measure of academic achievement for kids. How taking a comprehensive look at data can provide a more complete picture.


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 Jill Anderson 10/24/2019 2:25 PM EDT
Female student from the rear, walking down long campus pathway

Colleges have seen an increase in demand for mental health services on campus and many schools are struggling to keep up. How can schools prepare to better serve their students, and how can parents and communities help?


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 10/17/2019 8:56 AM EDT
Recess

Recess could be a time of growth — academic, social, and emotional. Instead, in too many schools, it's an afterthought at best. How can schools change their approach?


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
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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.


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