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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

How schools can use the break time to better support students' learning.


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.


By Emily Boudreau 11/26/2018 4:50 PM EST
Collaborative Action

At the Askwith Forums on November 29, a discussion on how communities can collaborate to accelerate positive outcomes for children.


By Emily Boudreau 10/30/2018 4:26 PM EDT
Michael Sandel

At the Askwith Forums on November 1, a conversation with Michael Sandel about robust discourse and ethical decision-making during polarized times.


By Grace Tatter 10/25/2018 3:58 PM EDT
Mister Rogers

He prized gentleness and kindness, but Fred Rogers was a stubborn advocate for children — and his message continues to shape early education.


By Emily Boudreau 10/25/2018 8:53 AM EDT
Global Ed

On Friday, October 26, Askwith Forums will host a panel discussion about the advancement of education opportunity, equality, and inclusion on an international scale.


By Emily Boudreau 10/18/2018 4:23 PM EDT
Fred Rogers

On Wednesday, October 24, the Askwith Forums will explore the legacy of children’s television pioneer Fred Rogers.


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