Whole Learner News

Whole learner approach seeks to remove barriers, reduce inequity in education

Transcend Education’s Ryan Hall grew up in Longmont and is a product of St. Vrain Valley Schools and the University of Colorado at Boulder, but early in his teaching career he decided to dive into one of the toughest educational environments in the country as a Teach For America corps member in New York City in 2007.

2020-11-19T16:51:33-05:00November 19th, 2020|Whole Learner News|

Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan tells how teachers can transform the education system during pandemic

On October 23, 2020, America Forward hosted Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-06) and local stakeholders during a live virtual forum on how to transform the education system in the wake of COVID-19.

2020-10-26T13:47:17-04:00October 26th, 2020|Whole Learner News|

Reimagining the Future: Convening a National Conversation about Whole-Learner Education

America Forward hosted the first in a series of conversations with policymakers and education leaders about the critical importance of whole-learner approaches to education.

2020-10-22T17:42:48-04:00October 22nd, 2020|Events, Whole Learner News|

Don’t Miss the Upcoming Fireside Chats on Advancing Whole-Learner Education

Join us for virtual fireside chats. We'll discuss how we can work to transform our country's education system to better meet the needs of all students, and what can be done to ensure that every young person can develop the breadth of skills that they need to thrive, both in school and in life.

2020-10-21T10:45:22-04:00October 21st, 2020|Whole Learner News|

America Forward Awarded Major Grant from the LEGO Foundation to Support its “Advancing Whole-Learner Education” Initiative

America Forward today announced that it has been awarded a $3.9 million grant from the LEGO Foundation to support its “Advancing Whole Learner Education” initiative.

2020-10-15T07:44:32-04:00October 15th, 2020|Press Release, Whole Learner News|

Now is the time to energize our education system

Having worked with students across the education spectrum – with the tiniest learners through Plant the Seed of Learning, to student teachers at West Chester University – I have garnered a deep appreciation for the unique ways students learn.

2020-08-24T18:26:49-04:00August 24th, 2020|OpEds, Whole Learner News|

Opinion: Children of all ages deserve an education system that works for them

Earlier this year, as the widespread impact of COVID-19 began to take root, those of us working in education were faced with the challenge of finding ways to support teachers and schools as they shifted to distance learning to ensure students in our state were not left out of the education equation.

2020-08-24T18:15:58-04:00August 24th, 2020|OpEds, Whole Learner News|

In what promises to be another atypical year, remember education is more than academics

In a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic turned our lives upside down. What we thought might be a few weeks of working and learning from home, quickly turned into the norm.

2020-08-24T18:11:30-04:00August 24th, 2020|OpEds, Whole Learner News|

COVID-19 presents vast challenges, opportunities

State Rep. calls for new approach to school learning — "Since I was elected to the State House of Representatives, I have tried to be a voice for the voiceless, advocating for those who haven’t always been able to advocate for themselves, including our state’s students...."

2020-08-17T09:14:17-04:00August 17th, 2020|OpEds, Whole Learner News|

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, an education system re-boot is needed

Amidst enormous uncertainty, the debate about whether to reopen schools — and how — is contentious. The only certainty is that in any scenario, kids will spend less time in the classroom next year than ever before.

2020-07-28T09:56:52-04:00July 28th, 2020|OpEds, Whole Learner News|