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History 605 S2, Ep 15: No one way to school with Ashley Berner

History 605

Dr. Ashley Rogers Berner, Director of Education Policy at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland discusses the history of teaching in the United States.


14 Nov 2022

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117: Civics at Home w/ Ashley Berner

Parenting Forward

What are schools really teaching our kids? Are they educating them on information that is actually relevant to our world right now? Most of our schools just aren’t teaching our kids things like how to vote and make wise decisions about policies. Those topics usually aren’t even brought up. That’s why I am so excited to talk with Ashley Berner this week. Ashley is the Director of the John Hopkins Institute for Education Policy. In this position, she helps make the connection between what happens in schools to how prepared students are to be active citizens of a democratic society. In this episode, we are discussing the role parents have in preparing our kids for that kind of conscious citizenship. Tune in to hear some amazing insights from Ashley. Show Highlights: How Ashley defines civics. The 4 adult capacities of an informed citizen. The benefits of watching political speeches and debates with our children and critiquing what we see. Why we should explain our own views and opposing views to our children. How to get your kids engaged in civics if you’re not a political family. The power of explaining the rationale behind our perspectives. Practical things we can do to give our kids a civics education. The importance of engaging in and talking about the suffering in the world with your kids. How to raise your kids to discern between facts and conspiracy theories. Links (affiliates included): Some resources for parents: “Parent Resource: Civics at Home.” Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, April 22, 2020.  “In a Polarized America, What Can We Do about Civil Disagreement?” Brookings (blog), April 10, 2020.  “Partisanship and American Education.” Flypaper at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute(blog), October 15, 2020.  “An Informed Citizenry.” Johns Hopkins University: The Hub(blog), October 30, 2020.  Parenting Forward Conference Sessions - https://www.parentingforwardconference.com/2020-sessions Join us at the Parenting Forward Patreon Team - https://www.patreon.com/cindywangbrandt Parenting Forward, the Book - https://amzn.to/3g0LJPn *** EPISODE CREDITS: If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment. He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com


15 Mar 2021

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PodcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews Johns Hopkins University’s Ashley Berner

Podcast Archives - reimaginED

In this episode, Step Up For Students president Doug Tuthill speaks with Ashley Berner, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, about the value of content-based curriculum and the benefits of intentionally building knowledge content rather than merely reinforcing skills. https://www.redefinedonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/DrBerner.mp3 Among the questions Berner answers is one that is a driving question behind her work: How can a more vibrant education curriculum level the playing field for greater equity? “The more that you know, the more you can know. Knowledge builds on knowledge.” EPISODE DETAILS: ·       How content-rich curriculum closes the achievement gap between rich and poor and its outsized positive effect on student learning ·       The balance faith-based schools must find between content-rich curriculum and staying true to their religious beliefs ·       How educators are teaching a content-rich curriculum in a blended learning model thanks to COVID-19 ·       Rethinking assessment models in a content-rich model LINKS MENTIONED: Why curriculum matters for research and policy Why curriculum matters for state leaders Why curriculum matters for private schools Why curriculum matters for parents and guardians The post PodcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews Johns Hopkins University’s Ashley Berner appeared first on redefinED.

14 May 2020

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S1E32. Ashley Berner of Johns Hopkins on Academic Quality, Educational Pluralism, & the Providence Public Schools

The Learning Curve

This week on "The Learning Curve," Cara and Gerard continue coverage of COVID-19's impact on K-12 education, joined by Ashley Berner, Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy. Ashley discusses what America can learn from other countries about how to shift from a uniform system in which district schools focus on workforce skills, to one that embraces a liberal arts curriculum delivered by many different models to advance excellence and equity, and close achievement gaps. She reviews which districts and states are incentivizing the use of robust curricula, assessment, and teacher preparation, with successful outcomes, and discusses her team's alarming report that made national headlines last year on the Providence, R.I. public school system. They also talk about the new NAEP results for history, geography, and civics; the Founding Fathers' view of the liberal arts' centrality to democratic citizenship; and how to reverse troubling knowledge gaps. Lastly, they explore what COVID-19 is teaching us about our nation's readiness, relative to other countries, for the transition to remote learning, and socioeconomic inequities. Stories of the Week: In Oklahoma, Gov. Kevin Stitt received criticism from the state's schools superintendent and teacher union this week for announcing plans to use some federal CARES Act relief funds to support a tax credit program for scholarships that help low-income children attend private schools. In Utah, where only 40 percent of Navajo families have Internet access, schools are working to provide wireless hot spots for about 200 homes. Are issues with Wi-Fi access revealed by the COVID-19 crisis transforming the way we think about equity and states' duty to educate all children? The next episode will air on May 1st, 2020 with guest, John M. Barry, author of the New York Times best seller, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History. Newsmaker Interview Guest: Ashley Berner is Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School Education. She served previously as the Deputy Director of the CUNY Institute for Education Policy and the Director of the Education Program at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, UVA. Dr. Berner has published articles and book chapters on the relationship between educational structure and state funding in democratic nations, religious education and citizenship formation, and teacher preparation in different national contexts. Palgrave MacMillan published her book Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School in 2017. She holds degrees from Davidson College (Honors A.B.) and from Oxford University (M.Litt. and D.Phil. in Modern History). Tweet of the Week: Although Patriots' Day 2020 will be different given uncertain times, no marathon or morning baseball game, the importance and significance of the day remains as strong as ever. #WeAreMV #AmericanHeritage pic.twitter.com/8F59IR0h0v — Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (@mysticvalleyrcs) April 20, 2020 News Links: The Oklahoman: Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Hofmeister, OEA ';do not support' federal aid to private schools https://oklahoman.com/article/5660566/coronavirus-in-oklahoma-hofmeister-oea-do-not-support-federal-aid-to-private-schools NPR: Navajo Families Without Internet Struggle To Home-School During COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.npr.org/2020/04/22/839948923/navajo-families-without-internet-struggle-to-homeschool-during-covid-19-pandemic Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/the-learning-curve/ashley-berner-of-johns-hopkins-on-academic-quality-educational-pluralism-the-providence-public-schools/.Now become a Ricochet member for only $5.00 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing: https://ricochet.com/membership/.Subscribe to The Learning Curve in Apple Podcasts (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in Apple Podcasts or by RSS feed.


24 Apr 2020

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Ashley Berner and Alia Wong: Educational Pluralism

Faith Angle

In this episode, we're joined by Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy's Ashley Rogers Berner and The Atlantic's Alia Wong to discuss educational pluralism. Links from this episode: Ashley Berner | Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy Alia Wong | The Atlantic The Case for Educational Pluralism in the U.S. | Dr. Ashley Berner | Manhattan Institute No One Way to School: Educational Pluralism and Why it Matters | Ashley Berner | TEDxWilmingtonED


20 Nov 2019

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Ep. 147: Big Ideas - "No One Way to School" with Ashley Berner

EdChoice Chats

Ashley Berner, professor at Johns Hopkins University and deputy director of the Institute for Education Policy, discusses her book, "No One Way to School." She unpacks how the United States moved from a pluralist education system to a uniform system.For more information, visit www.edchoice.org.


31 Oct 2019

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Is the achievement gap actually a knowledge gap? (with Natalie Wexler and Ashley Berner)

The Report Card with Nat Malkus

When it comes to teaching reading, most American schools prioritize skill acquisition over background knowledge. Students are asked to find the main idea of a passage without learning the background knowledge that the passage is discussing. However, research shows that background knowledge is more critical to reading comprehension than disembodied skills. In this episode, host […] The post Is the achievement gap actually a knowledge gap? (with Natalie Wexler and Ashley Berner) appeared first on American Enterprise Institute - AEI.


20 Sep 2019

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Guest Ashley Berner: No One Way To School

Reality Check with Jeanne Allen

Dr. Ashley Rogers Berner, Deputy Director of the Institute for Education Policy at Johns Hopkins School of Education, joins Reality Check to discuss educational pluralism and more: her 2016 book, Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School, educational choice in America and around the globe, international communities’ attitudes toward the biggest domestic educational issues, the history of religious schools and their resurgence in the States, educational models we can learn from, and how teachers are using their freedom as educators and what they can do to continue to improve schools. These topics and more on this week’s Episode 62 of Reality Check.


29 May 2019

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Pluralism, Policy, and Knowledge: Conversation with Ashley Berner

Digical Education

Ashley Berner (ashley.berner@jhu.edu) is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Education Policy at Johns Hopkins University and the author of Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School. A year ago I had a conversation with Ashley regarding the argument in the book about the ideas for and potential behind a more pluralistic approach to education in the United States. In this conversation, she shares what has happened since last year with the argument, and how pluralism might actually be a Middle Path in education policy between the current public system and a privatized alternative. Likewise, she shares about the Knowledge Map Project that is providing incredible insights into  developing a greater "vision for an educated person." Resources mentioned: NCEE: www.ncee.org The New Teacher Project: www.tntp.org 50Can: www.50can.org Chiefs for Change: www.chiefsforchange.org Ed Reports: www.edreports.org 


8 Dec 2018

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EP1 Interview with Dr. Ashley Berner

The Foundation Podcast

Dr. Ashley Berner, an education policy professor at Johns Hopkins University, recently wrote a book titled, Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School. It's an innovative take on public education, and she discusses it here with The Foundation's Dr. Kevin Roberts. 


5 Mar 2018