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:http://www.mnsfoundation.org/schooled