Press Release

Citizen Schools Names Emily McCann New CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOSTON, Mass—February 4, 2016 – Citizen Schools’ National Board Chair, Lawrence H. Summers, announced today that the board has unanimously selected Emily Buxton McCann as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer. McCann, who has served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Office and President over her 13 year tenure at Citizen Schools, will assume her new…

Citizen Schools Applauds Sen. Elizabeth Warren for Passing of New Federal Education Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOSTON, Mass—December 9, 2015— Citizen Schools, which partners with public schools to provide academic support and hands-on learning for middle school students in high-need communities in seven states, applauds U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for her efforts to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act, which rewrites No Child Left Behind. The legislation, approved by the Senate…

Citizen Schools Applauds Passing of New Federal Education Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOSTON, Mass—December 9, 2015—U.S. Senate passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which rewrites No Child Left Behind, provides a new opportunity to improve education in America through greater adoption of expanded learning time in public schools, says Steven M. Rothstein, chief executive of Citizen Schools which partners with public schools to provide academic support and…

Citizen Schools Texas Participates in Houston’s Fifth Annual Energy Day Festival

Houston, TX – A check of the calendar showed it was a Saturday, but for nearly one hundred Citizen Schools’ Houston students, school was in session – and they couldn’t have been more excited. Because on this day, the tables were turned and they were the ones teaching!  That was the experience for 90 Jackson…

Expanded Learning Groups Pledge $620 Million to Boost Middle School Education

  Washington, DC—November 10, 2015—Twenty education-based organizations from across the nation today announced a collective investment of more than $620 million to enhance learning for over 1.3 million 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders over the next five years through the new Expanded Learning Middle School Initiative. The announcement was made during the White House…