Education News Weekly Roundup

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. Citizen Schools News:

  • Business Innovation Factory – 3/13/12 – Education Troublemakers – John Werner, the Chief Mobilization Officer & Managing Director of Citizen Schools, is featured as one of Business Innovation Factory’s “Education Troublemakers”, which looks at individuals who are “shaking things up” in the world of education.

Education Stories: 

  • New York Times – 3/10/12 – Pass the Books. Hold the Oil. - An opinion piece on the state of education around the world and the correlation between "performance on the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, exam — which every two years tests math, science and reading comprehension skills of 15-year-olds in 65 countries — and the total earnings on natural resources as a percentage of G.D.P. for each participating country."
  • – 3/14/12 – Growing income gap threatens area, report says – This article discusses the widening income gap in Boston and how it will affect the city’s long-term prosperity unless something is done to improve the education system.
  • Education Week – 3/14/12 - Ode to the Middle School Teacher