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