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TED and WNET are collaborating on a 60-minute television special featuring inspirational speakers specially curated by TED to share fresh and inspiring ideas that address education transformation and the high school dropout crisis. Featuring inspirational talks from Bill Gates, Geoffrey Canada, Sir Ken Robinson and hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend, the show will include short TED-style talks about how to innovate the teaching model and how to inspire kids to stay in school, two short films featuring high school students discussing the importance of education, and a musical performance by John Legend. All individual talks will be available online.

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TED Talks Education: Sir Ken Robinson
TED Talks Education: Sir Ken Robinson Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley Read more
TED Talks Education: Angela Duckworth
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TED Talks Education: Geoffrey Canada
TED Talks Education: Geoffrey Canada Geoffrey Canada: Our Failing Schools. Enough is Enough! Read more
TED Talks Education: Ramsey Musallam
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TED Talks Education: Bill Gates
TED Talks Education: Bill Gates Bill Gates: Teachers Need Real Feedback Read more
TED Talks Education: Rita Pierson
TED Talks Education: Rita Pierson Rita Pierson: Every Kid Needs a Champion Read more
TED Talks Education: Pearl Arredondo
TED Talks Education: Pearl Arredondo Pearl Arredondo: My story, from gangland daughter to star teacher Read more
TED Talks Education: John Legend
TED Talks Education: Malcolm London
TED Talks Education: Malcolm London Malcolm London: “High School Training Ground” Read more

TED TALKS LOCAL OUTREACH EVENTS

To promote thought-provoking conversations around issues showcased in TED Talks Education, WNET launched a national educational outreach campaign in communities around the country. PBS stations hosted live community events and created companion productions, tackling a variety of issues surrounding the high school dropout crisis and highlighting innovative local initiatives.

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KAMU TED Talks Education
KAMU TED Talks Education Walk Softly and Carry a Big Diploma - College Station, TX Read more
WMHT Talks Education
WMHT Talks Education WMHT Talks Education featured a series of TED-inspired talks, as well as theatre, videos, and experiential audience participation. Read more
KQED American Graduate Education Town Hall
KQED American Graduate Education Town Hall This radio special explores Oakland’s innovative educational solutions to the crisis facing African-American male youth. Read more
TPT TEDx: The Learning Course
TPT TEDx: The Learning Course Minnesota’s leading thinkers in education focus on the importance of creativity and innovation to keep up with education’s ever changing... Read more
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CPT12: TEDxCrestmoorParkED Speakers discuss the interaction between academics and physical fitness, dropout prevention strategies, and other education ideas. Read more

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS AND TALKS

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BILL GATES
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GEOFFREY CANADA
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SIR KEN ROBINSON
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JOHN LEGEND
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PEARL ARREDONDO
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RITA PIERSON
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RAMSEY MUSSALLAM
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MALCOLM LONDON
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ANGELA DUCKWORTH
MORE FROM TED AND THE SPEAKERS
OP-ED by Patricia Harrison: Moving Beyond Dropout Statistics and Toward Solutions
OP-ED by Bill Gates: The story behind my new TED Talk: Giving teachers what they deserve
OP-ED by Rita Pierson: Every Child Needs a Champion.
OP-ED by Sir Ken Roboinson: Why We Need to Reform Education Now
TED Talks: Who's the teacher who changed your life?
TED Talks: Sir Ken Robinson picks his 10 favorite talks on education.
TED Radio Hour - Unstoppable Learning
TED Blog: 7 tech tools now available in the classroom, for better or worse
TED Blog: Why a good education benefits us all - even if you're long past being a student

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