Citizen Schools CEO Speaks Before U.S. Senate

As part of its work on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as No Child Left Behind), the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee invited Eric Schwarz, Citizen Schools Co-founder and CEO, to testify at a roundtable hearing on meeting the needs of the whole student. Eric joined a distinguished panel of educators, including Geoffrey Canada of Harlem Children's Zone and Lynsey Wood Jefferies of Higher Achievement. Senators learned about Citizen Schools and our results, including the success we've seen at the Edwards Middle School in Charlestown, MA where Citizen Schools delivers an expanded learning time program for all 6th graders. View a video of the roundtable hearing here.