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PIE is Humanizing Schooling

People in Education is a digital media arts program committed to humanizing schooling by facilitating space for connection, curiosity and reflection.

We partner media artists-in-residence with learning spaces to facilitate student-led community investigations, which culminate in collaborative media projects. We offer a yearlong teacher training program called the Rida Institute, through which teachers gain the skills to nurture authentic youth voice and leadership in their classrooms. Additionally, we work with a team of youth researchers who engage in participatory action research methods to explore our mission of humanizing schooling.


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