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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.


By Jill Anderson 10/17/2018 3:48 PM EDT
Mizzou protest

University of Missouri Associate Professor Ben Trachtenberg on why the 2015 Mizzou protests escalated to such dramatic levels and what other universities can learn from the school’s experience.


By Jill Anderson 10/10/2018 4:50 PM EDT
Andria Zafirakou

How one globally recognized teacher uses the arts as a powerful tool for inclusion in schools.


By Jill Anderson 10/03/2018 12:53 PM EDT
Who Goes to Private Schools?

Private school enrollments are declining — a trend that reveals a lot about the middle class in America. Here’s why it’s important for everyone to pay attention to who goes to private school.


By Emily Boudreau 09/27/2018 4:40 PM EDT
I Voted

On Monday, October 1, Askwith Forums will host a dialogue to illuminate the barriers to voting, to describe new ways to encourage civic action, and to discuss the issues at stake in the upcoming midterm elections.


By Jill Anderson 09/26/2018 11:06 AM EDT
Demoralized teachers

The real reason teachers are leaving the profession (not burn out!) and how school leaders can help stave off this phenomenon.


By Emily Boudreau 09/24/2018 4:28 PM EDT
Andria Zafirakou

On September 27, Global Teacher Prize winner Andria Zafirakou, will visit the Askwith Forums to speak on the importance of making an arts education accessible to all.


By Marin Jorgensen 09/20/2018 10:04 AM EDT
Askwith

The Askwith Forums series invites you to participate in its fall 2018 season.


By Jill Anderson 09/19/2018 8:10 AM EDT
High school football game

With evidence mounting that tackle football can have lasting, negative effects on children's brains, is it unethical for schools to continue their programs?


By Jill Anderson 09/12/2018 2:15 PM EDT
Junlei Li

An early childhood expert — inspired by Mister Rogers — describes the meaning of "high quality" in early education, the lasting legacy of Fred Rogers, and the power of "deep and simple" interactions between caregiver and child.


By Matt Weber, By Jill Anderson 06/20/2018 3:18 PM EDT
Minnijean Brown-Trickey

Civil Rights activist Minnijean Brown-Trickey, one of the Little Rock Nine, discusses the need for America to face the truth and understand it — especially in schools — if we want to see change.


By Matt Weber 05/09/2018 12:28 PM EDT
Escuela Nueva

Vicky Colbert, director of the Escuela Nueva Foundation and former vice-minister of education in Colombia, discusses what makes Escuela Nueva's unique school model so successful.


By Sagra Alvarado 04/24/2018 1:22 PM EDT
Askwith Forums

At the Askwith Forum on April 26, panelists from Harvard, Facing History and Ourselves, Teaching Tolerance, and the Anti-Defamation League will discuss how students are participating in greater activism to protect their right to safety in schools.


By Marin Jorgensen 03/29/2018 3:50 PM EDT
Jack Shonkoff Askwith

At the Askwith Forums, Jack Shonkoff looked at the biology of adversity and how the science of early learning is essential for building a strong foundation.


By Sagra Alvarado 03/27/2018 4:15 PM EDT
Charter Schools: Expanding Opportunity or Reinforcing Divides?

At the Askwith Debates on Thursday, March 29, guests will share their different perspectives on the equity of charter schools and discuss how the charter school system impacts the overall education system in the United States.


By Matt Weber 03/22/2018 10:57 AM EDT
Computational Thinking

Stephen Wolfram, CEO of Wolfram Research and chief designer of the Wolfram Language, reflects on the evolving role of computational literacy and AI in education.


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