Our Visit to Dunbar High School Educational Leadership and Policy in D.C. 2019

Our Visit to Dunbar High School

Hi everyone, Maleia here! I am going to be writing about our visit to Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, the first African-American public high school in the country. Dunbar’s rich history includes a number of notable alumni such as Mary Church Terrell, Charles R. Drew, William H. Haste, and the school’s namesake, Paul Laurence Dunbar. […]

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Visiting Turner Elementary

Hello everyone! It’s Alli M., again. Today we went and toured three different D.C public schools to get a feel of how they are run and some of the different programs they offer. The first one we went to was Anita J. Turner Elementary school. The school has currently 463 student from Pre-K to fifth […]

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

Hello everyone, Tori here again! Today our group spent the afternoon exploring the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The mission of this museum is similar to what most educators strive for in their classrooms; inspiring a more tolerant and inclusive society through education. Today we had the opportunity […]

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Uncovering Our Greatest Strengths

Happy Friday everyone! Today I (Tori) will provide an overview of the Professional Strengths Workshop that was held for our group this morning. Two Gallup-Certified Strengths coaches, Michelle Salmiery (right) and Sarah Elwell (left), led this workshop in order for us to fully develop an understanding of our key strengths and how they can positively […]

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Hands-On Learning Exhibit

  Hi everyone, Brianna here! I’ll be authoring today’s blog post to show you some of the Hands On Learning activities we participated in at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History’s Q?rius Exhibit and Student Workshop Center. The mission of the Q?rius section of the museum is to engage students in anthropological and cultural science inquiries. […]

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We Made It!

Today, nine graduate students and I (Dr. Blosser) arrived to the The Washington Center Residential and Academic Facility here in Washington, D.C., where we’ll stay for the next thirteen nights.  Over these two weeks, we’ll immerse ourselves in all D.C. has to offer to burgeoning educators as we visit professional organizations, government agencies, museums, and […]

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