The Fishing School News
- 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
- Math-Exam Performance Tasks Ratchet Up Expectations, Anxiety - Education
The state consortia charged with developing common-core-aligned assessments take steps to address concerns about potential bias and difficulty level in the performance-based questions.
- GOP Wave to Sap Obama's Clout on Education - Education Week
A midterm election that vastly favored Republicans at virtually every level leaves President Barack Obama with far fewer allies in states and in Congress to champion his policy priorities.
- Federal K-12 Policy Evolves as Staff Turns Over - Education Week
Some Obama administration officials behind key education initiatives have moved on, and those now in place bring their own approaches and perspectives.
- Two States Revisit NCLB Tangles After Losing Waivers - Education Week
For now, Oklahoma and Washington are navigating a bumpy transition back to life under the outdated No Child Left Behind Act.
- Regents Approve Standards, Opening Door for Okla. Waiver - Education Week
Oklahoma's institutions of higher education last week ruled that the state's K-12 academic standards are rigorous enough to get students ready for college and the workforce.
- School Grading Systems - Education Week
Do the new "A through F" and similar accountability systems states designed under the Obama administration's No Child Left Behind Act waivers do a good job of recognizing how schools are doing when it comes to educating poor and minority students?
- Eyeing Possible Successors for Head of Senate Ed. Panel - Education Week
Depending on which party takes control of the chamber, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., or Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is seen as most likely to helm the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
- Push to Limit Federal Test Mandates Gains Steam - Education Week
Legislation in Congress would open the door to "staggered testing," letting states give summative exams only in certain grades in a departure from the NCLB testing regime.
- Federal Monitoring of K-12 Efforts to Take Team Approach - Education Week
A new office at the U.S. Department of Education will aim to reduce duplication and boost support for states when it comes to monitoring and administering federal grant programs.
- NCLB Accountability - Education Week
A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that there may be some upside to the No Child Left Behind Act's much-maligned accountability system.