Monday, May 5, 2014

M. Night Shyamalan and the Achievement Gap

On Monday, April 28 I attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Askwith forum with M. Night Shyamalan.  Although more well known for his writing, directing, and producing films, Shyamalan recently wrote a book about education reform and addressing the achievement gap: I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America's Education Gap.

Shyamalan spoke about his data-driven approach to closing the achievement gap in America, specifically the five tenets that he discovered during a two-year research project.

Shyamalan's presentation and following Q and A can be found here:

Shyamala also recently participated in a Harvard EdCast which can be found here:

Huffington Post Live: Film Director Takes on US Education Gap:

NPR book review:

M Night Shyamalan Foundation:

-Megan Haddadi

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