Pearson-based graphic from Save Our Schools.

Pearson Planning to Spend Newly Acquired $2 Billion on Education

Pearson, the giant international corporation based in England, is planning to invest two billion newly available dollars in the education business, according to recent company announcements. On July 23, Pearson announced the sale of the Financial Times for £844 million in cash. August 12 Pearson announced its agreement to sell its 50% stake in The…

Master Griot Baba-C; Cathy Reilly appeared via phone

High School Challenges and Storytelling in Education

The August 6th edition of The Education Town Hall featured guests Cathy Reilly and Baba-C. Reilly, the executive director of Senior High Alliance of Parents, Principals, and Educators (SHAPPE), discussed modernization in the school system, and Baba-C, the Master Griot, talked about the importance of storytelling in education. D.C.’s Modernization Cathy Reilly opened up the…

Stories, StoryCorps, Libraries, and Ferguson

Storytelling is among the oldest means humans employ of understanding, remembering, and transmitting knowledge. The art of storytelling and the content of shared stories are key elements of education – even if hard to place within the structure of the Common Core and other contemporary curriculum guides. In the ancient world, story was the backbone…