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The first GSEHD Master Class concluded September 5th with 17 students receiving certificates of completion following three days of intensive study with Dr. Carl Cohn, visiting senior fellow of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development and distinguished leader in educational leadership and urban school reform. Marking the close of the Master Class, Dr. Cohn delivered a public lecture to a large audience in GW’s Marvin Center Wednesday evening.
Watch a 3-part video of Dr. Cohn speaking about his personal experiences with urban school reform.
In his remarks, Dr. Cohn gave a front line perspective of urban school reform, drawing largely from his personal experience leading the Long Beach Unified School District, a system that became a national model for high academic standards and accountability following Dr. Cohn’s groundbreaking work in the district.
In an interview conducted prior to Wednesday evening’s lecture and reception, Dr. Cohn spoke about some of the changes he implemented as superintendent of the Long Beach Unified School District and discussed major steps schools can take to help struggling students. Dr. Cohn also spoke to the current situation facing superintendents in light of the common core standards and assessment, as well as to changes in technology impacting learning and teaching. View the three-part interview below.
Part 1 - Changes Dr. Cohn implemented in the Long Beach Unified School District
Part 2 - Helping students who are falling behind
Part 3 - Current school standards and technology's effect on education