Citizen Schools News:
- First Giving - 12/15/11 - Dave Mantus Rickshaw Rally Donation Page Dave Mantus has been a Citizen Teacher for many years as well as serving on the Massachusetts Boards of Advisors. This past holiday season Mantus traveled to India to partake in a rickshaw rally and was able to raise over $5,000 for Citizen Schools.
- BadgeStack Project - 12/26/11 - DML Stage 1 Winner: Citizen Schools - Citizen Schools has won the first stage in the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition. We have won for our "Digital Badges for Apprenticeship Learning in Middle School" application.
- Norwood News - 12/28/11 - Bronx Bodega Owner Honored for Healthier Fare - Article looks at a bodega owner who was honored for changing his store to feature healthier drinks and snacks at eye level. The change was prompted by MS 331's Citizen Schools program "to develop a special healthy lunch menu for students and teachers and to expand the number of healthy snacks he sells."
Noteworthy Education News:
- New York Times - 12/5/11 - How to Rescue Education Reform - This article discusses the debate over No Child Left behind and the things that the government can to well including the four functions it alone can perform.
- 50 CAN - 1/3/12 - Twelve Reasons to Expand Learning Time in 2012 - A great list of reasons to expand time, the author invites readers to review the list and tweet your favorite reason to @expand_school, #expandEDin2012.
- The Washington Post, The Answer Sheet - 1/4/12 - Do Schools Need a Longer School Day? A Debate - A collection of responses and letters about the debate over extending the school day.
- Education Week - 1/5/12 - Out-of-School Time Drawing Girls into STEM - This article discusses the efforts "to teach STEM curricula outside traditional school walls, targeting minority, underprivileged, and female students not well represented in the STEM professions."
- New York Times - 1/6/12 - Big Study Links Good Teachers to Lasting Gain - This article explores the lasting impact that good teachers have on students' academic performance.