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
- Kansas Governor Warns of Tax Hike if State Loses Funding Case - Education Week
The state's highest court is weighing the "adequacy" of the Kansas school funding system and previously ruled that the system is inequitable.
- Special Report: Moving the Needle on Achievement - Education Week
takes a look at the hard work of school improvement and boosting the performance of all students, against the backdrop of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
- Assuring Needy Groups of Students Aren't Overlooked - Education Week
A focus on the bottom of the scale may mask challenges for higher-performing schools when it comes to boosting achievement for students who lag behind.
- ESSA Clears Out Underbrush on School Improvement Path - Education Week
The new federal K-12 law gives states and districts a freer hand in fixing their lowest-performing schools, but questions loom on whether that leeway will translate into better outcomes.
- ESSA Raises K-12 Stakes in 2016 State-Level Elections - Education Week
Whoever voters pick in November's legislative and gubernatorial races will have significant new leverage in shaping states' education agendas under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
- Research Use - Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act will give states and districts more authority to be creative in improving schools, but they will need support to use research and data effectively, according to a report by the Center for American Progress think tank and the Knowledge Alliance, a professional group for federally funded research organizations.
- 'Tortured' Data Offer No Proof - Education Week
- 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.