WUDL In The News

Upcoming: Keep an eye out for Brookings Senior Fellow Bob Litan's upcoming book on how further integrating debate into the curriculum nationwide can reduce educational inequality and political polarization. 

WUDL in the New York Times

August 04, 2019

The New York Times covered the 5th Annual Ornstein Summer Debate Institute, the WUDL 2020 Democratic Primary Watch Party, and more in this powerful piece 

National Urban Debater of the Year Jonathan Collins in Washington Informer

April 03, 2019

DuVal High School Senior Jonathan Collins was named Urban Debater of the Year for the entire nation, profiled here in the Washington Informer

WUDL in WaPo!

March 14, 2019

Profile on the Ornstein Summer Debate Institute and the impact on debate to combat shyness in young people. 

Greenbelt Middle School Debate profiled in local paper

January 31, 2019

The Greenbelt Middle School Debate Team's efforts to qualify for middle school nationals was covered by the local paper, the Greenbelt News Review. The team since went on to qualify for the tournament

WUDL showcased at Policy Summit!

May 01, 2018

Two WUDL Students participated in The Atlantic's Education Policy Summit in 2018, debating school choice in front of a packed audience! 

WUDL In a Book!

May 31, 2017

Center for American Progress Education Scholar Ulrich Boser publish his new book: Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything. He profiles the Washington Urban Debate League as an innovative and effective way to get students to love learning. 

WUDL in US News and World Report!

May 24, 2017

Center for American Progress Scholar Ulrich Boser's new book, "Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything." highlights the Washington Urban Debate League as an innovative way to get students interested in learning again. 

WUDL Interviewed on WUSA 9!

April 26, 2017

WUDL Program Director David Trigaux and students from Banneker and Largo discuss their experiences at Urban Debate Nationals, debating in the WUDL, and their future careers with WUSA 9.

WUDL in Bloomberg!

September 14, 2016

Bloomberg reported on efforts by our partner, the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League, to expand their legal and professional mentorship program to the WUDL. This program will provide mentorship and enrichment opportunities for WUDL students. 

WUDL in WaPo!

August 12, 2016

The Matthew H. Ornstein Washington Summer Debate League was featured in the Washington Post! More than double the size of last year's institute, the institute featured three novice labs and a lab for returning debaters, an all-star staff recruited from around the nation and culminated in a tournament hosted by Georgetown University. 

WUDL in Bisnow!

April 26, 2015

WUDL, the Matthew H. Ornstein Foundation, and Reed Smith are featured in BisNow. Reed Smith and the Ornstein Foundation hosted a fundraiser for the WUDL,  raising awareness and money to expand debate in public schools in the D.C. area. 

WUDL in Bisnow!

May 27, 2015

Bisnow and Fox 5 came out to cover the first annual Matthew H. Ornstein Washington Summer Debate Institute. Hosted by the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues, the summer institute brought together students from around the area to kick off the Washington Urban Debate League.  

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