education

In honor of the 40th anniversary of BCRW’s signature Scholar & Feminist Conference, scholars, activists, educators, and artists will explore the K-12 landscape and investigate who can attain post-secondary education, under what circumstances, and at what cost. 

As part of the education program’s For the Public Good lecture series, writers, activists, and scholars will reflect on issues related to the public good, such as education, healthcare, policing, and the environment. 

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Lefkowitz Professor of Psychology and director of the Infant and Language Laboratory at Temple University, explores the relationship between play and learning, debunking the myth that they are incompatible.

 

Award will support dance historian's work on biography of Russian choreographer Bronislava Nijinska

Rickie Solinger, Dorian Warren, and Kimberley Johnson discuss the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt’s epic New Deal reforms, and today’s need for similar programs to address the challenges of the 21st century. 

As part of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development’s 40th anniversary celebration, Rosemarie Truglio, vice president of education and research for Sesame Workshop, discusses the pros and cons of introducing children to digital media.

Former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch tackles one of the most provocative issues in education today: What’s behind the trend to close low-scoring schools and turn them over to private managers?