The Fishing School News
- 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
- Arne Duncan Vows Push on Range of Education Priorities - Education Week
Standards implementation,pre-K,and teacher preparation are high on the to-do list items for the U.S.Secretary of Education as the administration heads deeper into its final term.
- After Two Years of Waiting, Illinois Earns NCLB Waiver - Education Week
U.S.Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has granted his home state a waiver from some mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act,making it the 43rd state to win such approval.
- Sacramento District, Union Bail on NCLB Flexibility - Education Week
The Sacramento,Calif.,school district and its teachers'union announced last week they are withdrawing from a first-of-its-kind No Child Left Behind Act waiver the U.S.Department of Education granted last year.
- Many States Left Key NCLB Flexibility on the Table - Education Week
Just 18 of the 42 states with No Child Left Behind Act waivers seized the opportunity to use a wider array of measures to track how well schools are doing.
- Calif. Testing Waiver Draws Civil Rights Concerns - Education Week
Advocacy groups argue the federal decision to let California bump accountability decisions to 2016 could jeopardize moves affecting key student subgroups.
- Washington State Could Prove Test Case on Waiver Consequences - Education
With its NCLB waiver in hot water with the U.S. Department of Education, Washington state could end up showing what happens if a state loses that flexibility.
- Testing Skeptics Aim to Build Support for Opt-Out Strategy - Education Week
Critics of high-stakes testing believe having parents refuse to let their children take assessments could force policymakers to take note of their cause.
- Teacher-Evaluation Bill Gets Final Push in Wash. - Education Week
Gov. Jay Inslee said he hopes lawmakers can come to an agreement on Washington state's teacher-evaluation system before the legislature adjourns this week.
- Common-Core Field Tests Gain Foothold in States - Education Week
Armed with federal flexibility, a growing number of states plan to use common-core-aligned field tests in all, or nearly all, of their schools.
- Washington State Walks Tightrope in Bid to Keep Waiver - Education Week
The Evergreen State's struggle to craft a teacher-evaluation system that passes federal muster shows the challenge faced by many states that have received NCLB waivers from the Obama administration.