For decades Americans have been told our schools are not up to par with those of many other countries. This perpetual narrative of our “broken” school system has led to annual waves of “fixes” working to create a more internationally competitive system. But what if these “fixes” are making our schools worse? In Beyond Measure, we set out to challenge the assumptions of our current education story. Rather than ask why our students fail to measure up, this film asks us all to reconsider the greater purpose of education. What if our education system valued personal growth over test scores? Put inquiry over mimicry? Encouraged passion over rankings? What if we decided that the purpose of school was not the transmission of facts or formulas, but the transformation of every student? And what if this paradigm-shift was driven from the ground up? By students, parents, and educators. By all of us? In Beyond Measure, we find a revolution brewing in public schools across the country. Schools that are breaking away from our outmoded, test-driven education culture and pioneering a new vision for our classrooms. These are schools that see critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity as the bedrock of a good education. And they are dramatically improving outcomes for children of all backgrounds. Beyond Measure offers a positive picture of what’s innovative and possible in education when communities decide they are ready for change. Are you?
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We have already baked two pies and we made it to the last but not least one. What is a Thanksgiving table without an apple pie?! Join us on Tuesday and learn how to surprise your beloved ones with a traditional apple pie for Thanksgiving.
Pick up your pencils and prepare to write. We're looking at activities and strategies for teaching writers of English.
Between good family, friends, and fun programs, we hope that everyone will enjoy our night of being thankful. Please join us for this special Thanksgiving edition of WE@AH.
Are you curious about why American music sounds the way it does? Join Jake Dickson to learn about the importance of the music of the common American and how it is used to communicate important attitudes and experiences.
We would like to welcome all beginner-level English learners for a general English course at America house. This course will cover all the skills you need to improve your communication in English.
Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.
Громадська організація «Біла Стрічка Україна» проводить захід, приурочений до Міжнародного дня протидії насильству щодо жінок та запрошує Вас відвідати День білої стрічки, в рамках якого відбудеться виступ спікерів щодо протидії насильству щодо жінок, показ соціальних мотиваційних роликів.