The Fishing School News
- Math + Science Night engaged DC Metropolitan Police Department volunteers who helped students perform experiments and beat challenges using their math and science knowledge. Read a recap here. (March 2016)
- Congratulations to Bishop Walker for achieving 100% parent participation at Literacy Night! Read a recap here. (January 2016)
- 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 (May 2015).
- 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
- Diplomas Count Wraps Up Decade-Long Run - Education Week
Over the years, Diplomas Count
—in addition to its annual graduation-rate analysis—has highlighted issues critical to the goal of ensuring that all students get an equal opportunity to earn a high school diploma.
- Spotlight on ESSA - Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act, the latest version of the nation's main k-12 law, has considerable ramifications for states, school districts, and educators. In this Spotlight, learn what ESSA's implementation will mean for teacher evaluation, early-childhood programs, literacy, and more.
- Colorado Officials Hit the Road to Gather Views on ESSA - Education Week
Town hall meetings, online surveys, and task forces aim to hear what the public thinks about the Every Student Succeeds Act as the NCLB law's successor rolls out.
- Spotlight on Assessment in the ESSA Era - Education Week
The implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act will create noticeable shifts on state and districtwide assessments. In this Spotlight, read about ESSA’s impact on interim assessments, the opt-out movement, and learn how teachers are adding purpose to their assessments
- ESSA Panel Hammers Out New Testing Regulations - Education Week
Negotiators agreed to rules on key assessment issues under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but failed to reach accord on regulations covering a sticky spending issue.
- Spotlight on Math Assessment - Education Week
As standards shift across the country, states and districts are exploring different forms of assessment to measure student progress. In this Spotlight, find out how tests are gauging higher-order thinking, how Common Core State Standards are affecting high school math, and learn how teachers are designing useful math assessments in the classroom.
- Spotlight on Supporting School Improvement - Education Week
As efforts intensify to track school performance, states and districts are utilizing data to support school improvement. In this Spotlight, learn how ESSA shifts accountability on underperforming schools, find out about ways to measure school success, and examine lessons from school improvement grants.
- With ESSA, States Should Partner With Districts - Education Week
ESSA shifts K-12 policy authority to the states, but it's no guarantee that schooling will improve, writes Michael V. McGill.
- Military Career Testing Could Get ESSA Boost - Education Week
As the state testing landscape shifts with the Every Student Succeeds Act, the military could see greater access for its optional aptitude test and career-exploration program.
- Will the Common Core Step Up Schools' Focus on Grammar? - Education Week
To read and understand complex texts, some educators say students will need a deep knowledge of grammar.