• Upcoming TV Special: Rethinking High School

    September 23, 2016

    Students Give Journalist, Educators Earful in “Rethinking High School”

    SCHOOLS (Print) – The distinguished panel of educators, academicians and thinkers, moderated by Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, had come together in the sedate environs of Howard University’s Founders Hall to have, they perhaps thought, a dispassionate discussion on high schools.  And then came the students’ questions and complaints. “We don’t have enough counselors,” said a student from Duke Ellington School of the Arts, one of Washington’s better schools.  “Our two buildings are falling apart.  They’re dirty.”  Other students said their school curriculums were dumbed down, uninspiring and stunted learning.   They talked about floors so bad that adults had fallen through them.

    Such was some of the discussion last week during a special town hall event, “Rethinking High School with Soledad O’Brien,” an hour-long taped program on how to make the nation’s high schools better.  The program will be aired Oct. 4 on public television stations WETA and WHUT.  VICTORIA JONES 750 words w/Art  (Story also includes link for Facebook preview of the broadcast)

    SCHOOLS (Video)   — Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien sat down with educators and students from across the country at Howard University’s Founder’s Library for “Rethinking High School,” a panel discussion.  During the live streamed show, panelists touched on the methods needed to reform the American high school system into one that better engages its students.  Howard Unversity News Service reporter Sidnee King spoke to Soledad O’Brien before the program.  HUNS and YouTube links. (HUNS Video site also includes Facebook link for preview of the television program)

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    Howard University hosted journalist Soledad O’Brien for “Rethinking High School,” a discussion aimed at education reform.

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