The Fishing School News
- J. O. Wilson Elementary 3rd grader Kaaron R. is awarded Wyndham Vacation Ownership Tom Lewis Student of the Year! Watch our video recap of the End of Year Showcase and Award Ceremony.
- Take a look at the latest edition of The Catch, our student-led publication (June, 2014)
- Check out the first edition of our student-led publication, The Catch (June, 2013)
- All the latest program news and upcoming events, eNewsletter (May, 2013)
The Fishing School in the News
- Brainfood came and taught our Rising Scholars how to cook a healthier version of Chicken Alfredo on May 15, 2012. Check out photos of their tasty instruction as well as the recipe here! Thanks for your partnership, Brainfood!
- DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation mentions TFS and our program partner Washington Jazz Institute in their grantee newsletter! Click here to read the full article.
- Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Business Development manager and The Fishing School board member Eric Garvin was awarded a community service award for demonstrating strong leadership in the minority STEM community through volunteer activities, February 21, 2011. Click here to read the full article.
- The Fishing School's Jayquan Holloway was featured on WAMU radio in a segment named Students Produce Crafts with Conscience, December 13, 2010. Click here to listen.
- The Fishing School vandalized, November 23, 2010. WUSA9
The Washington Post
- AMERICAN SYSTEMS CEO and President Bill Hoover speaks about the organization's support of The Fishing School and other local organizations, July 13, 2010
Click here to read the full article.
Education Week: NCLB
|Education Week: News and Information About Issues in Education for Educators
- Days Could Be Numbered for No Child Left Behind - Education Week
A bipartisan deal awaiting action in the House and the Senate would rewrite the law to give states lots of leeway on accountability, school turnarounds, and teacher evaluation, while keeping such “transparency” provisions as annual student testing.
- States Gird for Shifting Role on Accountability - Education Week
As an ESEA rewrite nears the finish line, states must prepare for a scaled-back federal footprint and how to assure continued progress for low-performing student subgroups.
- Top Ala. Teacher's Resignation Sparks Questions on Certification Rules -
The situation of former Alabama Teacher of the Year Ann Marie Corgill puts a personal face on the issue of who is allowed to teach and where.
- Ed. Dept. Charts Course Toward Scaled-Back Testing - Education Week
New principles aim to bolster states and districts in reducing the number of tests students take, while assuring high-quality assessments.
- Programs' Fate Complicates Path to ESEA Deal - Education Week
The House and Senate bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act take very different tacks on the future of certain federal education programs.
- Students Take Too Many Redundant Tests, Study Finds - Education Week
An in-depth review of testing in the nation's largest urban school districts concludes assessments are redundant, misaligned with standards, and often don’t address mastery of specific content.
- Leadership Issues Could Cloud Federal K-12 Picture - Education Week
Turnover in top leadership in Congress and at the Education Department complicates the prospects for completing unfinished business on education policy.
- Less Leverage Awaits Official to Step In as Ed. Dept. Head - Education Week
John B. King Jr., who has been filling the duties of deputy federal education secretary, shares policy priorities with those of outgoing Secretary Arne Duncan.
- Education Dept. Renews CORE Districts' Waiver - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education has extended the waiver for California's so-called CORE districts and taken them off "high-risk status."
- State Tests Due Fresh Scrutiny as Peer Review Relaunches - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education has relaunched one of the most powerful tools it wields over states' academic standards and assessments: the "peer review" process that had been suspended for three years.