The Education News Weekly Roundup is brought to you by Holly Trippett, the Public Relations Intern at Citizen Schools and a senior at Emerson College studying Marketing Communications. This news roundup includes news from 4/17 - 4/26.
Citizen Schools News:
- The Alternative Press – 4/18 - Tri-State Businesses, Education And Nonprofit Organizations Convene To Address Science And Math Education Opportunities – Coverage of the Citizen Schools New Jersey 2nd Annual STEM Summit.
- Manhattan Times – 4/18 – Congress Rangel Hosts Information Session on Federal Jobs – Citizen Schools is mentioned as an organization that participated in the information session. "Volunteers from AmeriCorps help staff non-profit organizations such as the Harlem Children's Zone and Citizen Schools NYC. They focus on giving back to the community and investing in your future by building a solid foundation now."
- Northeastern University Social Enterprise Institute - Citizen Schools: Take Back the Kitchen – An article on the "Take Back the Kitchen" apprenticeship.
- Fast Company – 4/20 - What Training South American Navies Taught Joe Ross About Training New Teachers – An interview with Jo Ross, Executive Director of Citizen Schools California, on his career path.
- FHO Partners – 4/20 – Giving Time, Changing Lives – A blog post from Citizen Teacher Cassidy Turley (that was reposted from inspirED).
- Learning Matters – 4/21 – DISCUSS: How Do We Best Prevent Dropouts? – Eric Schwarz, co-founder and CEO of Citizen Schools, wrote a piece for a discussion on dropout prevention.
- Pfizer.com – Colleagues Inspire Future Engineers and Scientists – A story on Citizen Schools and New Jersey apprenticeship in their featured stories
- WNYC NPR – 4/26 – Business Mentors May Help Middle Schoolers Stay in School – Citizen Schools New York was featured on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
- New York Times: School Book – 4/26/12 – Using Business to Help At-Risk Middle Schoolers – In partnership with NPR, the same story was cross-posted on the New York Times School Book page.
- New York Times/WNYC: School Book – 4/17 – New Study Identifies ‘Opportunity Gap’ for Students – Educators have long studied the achievement gap, in which black and Hispanic pupils and low-income students of all races perform at much lower levels than their white, Asian and better-off peers. A new study released on Tuesday by a group that supported efforts to attain for more money for city schools looked at the educational opportunities available to poor and minority students and found the choices lacking.
- Chicago Magazine – 4/23 – A Case for Longer School Days? – This article reflects on Houston’s success with extending the school day and mentions that gains were strongest with partnerships.
- CNN – The push for longer school days - Steve Perry talks about why he is in favor of longer school days.
- Harlem Children’s Zone – 4/24 – A Bold New Plan – HCZ shared a video on their plan to build a $100M new school and community center building in Harlem. The video is really well done and highlights how the organization is utilizing social media.