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 4/20-5/11.
Citizen Schools News
- Forbes – 4/20 – 3 Ways to Be Generous With Your Tax Refund – Citizen Schools was mentioned as a possible organization to donate to in the piece.
- Santa Fe New Mexican – 4/29 – Students’ Amazing Accomplishments – Mentions Citizen Schools student Carlo’s visit to Washington D.C. during Hill Day this spring.
- NYT School Book – 5/2 – Princeton Review Charged With Falsifying Billing for Tutors – The New York annual gala was mentioned as an event going on in New York City.
- Frieda C Fox Family Foundation – 5/1/12 – Citizen Schools: Success in the Bay Area and Across the Country – Joe Ross, Executive Director of Citizen Schools California, is speaking at an upcoming event mentioned here.
- Citi Performing Arts Center Blog – 5/4/12 – Creative Expression at Citizen Schools – A reflection on what students are working on at the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston.
- Skoll Foundation – 5/4/12 – Citizen Schools in Fast Company and New York Times/WNYC – The Skoll Foundation posted on our most recent media coverage.
- Santa Fe New Mexican – 5/6/12 – Program Motivates Students to Succeed – This article features our partnership at De Vargas Middle School.
- Huffington Post – 5/10/12 – How to Learn in the 21st Century – Op-ed by the Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time & Learning about the new Time to Succeed Coalition mentions Citizen Schools as a partner organization.
- Chicago Now: District 299 – 5/10/12 – Here Comes Citizen Schools – About our launch in Chicago.
- Huffington Post – 5/11/12 – Why we need a longer school day – Op-ed by Eric, Citizen School's CEO and co-founder.
- Catalyst Chicago – 5/11/12 – In the News - Citizen Schools is mentioned in their news from the week.
- The Atlantic – 4/20 – The 3 Main Obstacles in the Way of Education Reform – The article sites three main problems that are holding back education policy: “we buy reform,” “schools lack for an adequate way to measure teacher performance,” and “education policy is by its nature political, conservative, and change-adverse.”
- TIME – 4/26/12 - School Reform: Why Romney and Obama aren't talking about education – According to Andy Rotherham, when it comes to school reform, both candidates have a party-base problem
- Edutopia – 4/26/12 – Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement – A great collection of eighth grade student responses to the question, “What engages students?”
- USA Today – 5/1 – Column: Teach black and Hispanic students differently – Coauthored by Richard Whitmire, author of Why Boys Fail and The Bee Eater, and Gaston Caperton, of the upcoming The Achievable Dream: College Board Lessons on Creating Great Schools.
- Dropout Nation – 5/2/12 – The Andressan Theory Will Power Reform – or Why You Shouldn’t Worry Much About the Future of Digital Education – This article discusses the future of digital education.
- New York Times – 5/3/12 – The Campus Tsunami – A piece by David Brooks on online learning.
- Education Week – 5/10/12 – Most 8th Graders Fall Short on NAEP Science Test – This piece highlights and discusses the recent findings of the National Assessment Governing Board on earth, life, and physical sciences mastery on the NAEP.