More than 200 educators and district leaders across seven states gathered last Friday and Saturday to discuss how Expanded Learning Time can improve learning for students and help schools reach new common core standards, and how to pay for it.
Cassidy and Ohani are prime examples that all kids can achieve great things when given the opportunity. These two stories epitomize how professionals from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields can be catalysts for both students and those who are called to teach
To move towards high impact, cost-effective student support strategies, we need to adopt evidence-based, targeted student supports and deploy nonprofit organizations to leverage community volunteers and national service to address this challenge.
There is really no better way to describe the experience than saying it's super cool -- plain and simple. I spend two hours with these students every week, but it's amazing what they remember and how serious they take it.
Launching a new organization is never easy and there are many moving parts. In urban education, there are a lot of complex moving parts. Here are my greatest takeaways from the last nine months with Citizens Schools.
Just weeks after President Obama awarded New York State a reform-friendly waiver to onerous federal "No Child Left Behind" education rules, for-profit education firms are threatening to strangle the new reforms.
As an organization at the forefront of a movement to educate children and strengthen communities, we discussed the founding, evolution, challenges, and opportunities since Citizen School's inception in 1995.