The inaugural Ignite Education event at City Neighbors High School on Thursday evening drew a crowd of more than 200 people as 16 presenters offered their thoughts on a variety of topics related to education, including closing the achievement gap between black and white students in Baltimore city, bolstering the city’s charter schools and a rather personal speech given by Danique Dolly, principal of City Neighbors High School, in honor of his father.
Among the speakers were teachers, parents, City Neighbors High School junior Connie Green and Nancy Grasmick, Maryland’s first female state superintendent, as well as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who gave the final five-minute presentation of the night.
Robbie Earle and Scott Messinger of Common Curriculum share their thoughts on what Khan Academy gets wrong:
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on her plan to create better schools for city public school students:
‘Between Two Founders: Side Stories’ debuts with D. Watkins
Between Two Founders: The moments that led to VitusVet’s pet health app
emocha Mobile Health’s video tech enters Charlotte area
How this lawyer is helping entrepreneurs bark up the right tree
NBA 2K publisher launches foundation, revamps Baltimore basketball court
How a shipping container is connecting strangers around the world
These VFA fellows want comedians to get paid for their internet videos
Get to know SmartLogic’s culture of plants, podcasts and productive client relationships
Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Baltimore