Education: Raising America's Global Standing

December 10, 2012 - 8:30am - 10:30am | The Washington Post, 1150 15th Street NW
This Washington Post Live forum on education brought together key stakeholders - from educators to policy makers and experts - to discuss how we can raise America’s global standing in education. The discussion focused on how to best prepare American students to compete in the global workforce, engage in society and become lifelong learners.

    Video highlights

     

    Anant Agarwal: We can really change the face of education

    Anant Agarwal: We can really change the face of education

    Anant Agarwal, President of EdX, explains how new technology is revolutionizing education.
    Joshua Starr: Race to Top style reforms are based on bad science

    Joshua Starr: Race to Top style reforms are based on bad science

    Joshua Starr, Superintedent of Montgomery County Schools, on lifting standards of teaching, says we need to “stop the insanity of linking individual student achievement to teacher evaluations.”
    What’s a typical school day in South Korea?

    What’s a typical school day in South Korea?

    Anthony Miller, Deputy Secretary of Education, describes the rigorous schedule for students in South Korea and the role technology plays in engaging students.
    Anant Agarwal: What it’s like to teach 155,000 students online

    Anant Agarwal: What it’s like to teach 155,000 students online

    Anant Agarwal, President of EdX and professor at MIT, talks about his online course, which had enrolled 155,000 students from 172 countries.
    Heather Harding on the importance of access to opportunities

    Heather Harding on the importance of access to opportunities

    Heather Harding, Teach for America, says access is important because “we can’t make assumptions of what kids can do, we have to give them the opportunity to do it.”
    Trogisch on innovations in the classroom

    Trogisch on innovations in the classroom

    Richard Trogisch, principal of the School Without Walls, discusses innovations in the classroom that have transformed the roles of teachers.

     

    Miller: Best money spent on Race to the Top

    Miller: Best money spent on Race to the Top

    Of the $100 billion dedicated to education from the stimulus package, the best money spent was on the Race to the Top program, according to Anthony Miller, Deputy Secretary of Education.
    Merisotis discusses the changes needed in education

    Merisotis discusses the changes needed in education

    Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO of Lumina Foundation, says we need to focus on equity and be able to measure what people learn at the college level.
    Conley: Schools need to focus on creating lifelong learners

    Conley: Schools need to focus on creating lifelong learners

    David Conley, CEO of Education Policy Improvement Center, says “shooting to have all students graduate from high school is nowhere near a high enough aspiration.”
    Lazarin on redesigning the school day

    Lazarin on redesigning the school day

    Melissa Lazarin, Center for American Progress, discusses how the school day should be redesigned.

    Speakers

    Anthony Wilder Miller

    Anthony Wilder Miller

    Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

    Anant Agarwal

    Anant Agarwal

    President, EdX

    Melissa Lazarín

    Melissa Lazarín

    Director, Education Policy, Center for American Progress

    Joshua Starr

    Joshua Starr

    Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools

    Mary Jordan

    Mary Jordan

    Editor, Washington Post Live

    Heather Harding

    Heather Harding

    Senior Vice President, Community Partnerships, Teach for America

    Jamie Merisotis

    Jamie Merisotis

    President & CEO, Lumina Foundation

    Richard Trogisch

    Richard Trogisch

    Principal, School Without Walls

    David Conley

    David Conley

    CEO, Education Policy Improvement Center