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
- A Dispatch From the Outgoing U.S. Education Secretary - Education Week
In his final Commentary as education secretary, John B. King Jr. considers the state of American schooling.
- Will Betsy DeVos Divide the School Choice Movement? - Education Week
The political alliance between charter school and voucher supporters may be fraying, writes Jeffrey R. Henig.
- State ESSA Plans Seek to Be Ambitious But Achievable - Education Week
Some already are proposing tight timelines to meet their state-determined goals under the Every Student Succeeds Act, while others worry about boxing themselves in.
- Obama's Legacy on K-12 One of Bold Achievements, Fierce Blowback - Education Week
The president entered office in 2009 with education a top priority, scoring game-changing policy wins in some areas before hitting stiff headwinds in his second term.
- Making Sure That Schools Measure Up Under ESSA - Education Week
Here's a concise guide to key school accountability provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act, including how states and districts handle teacher evaluation, gauge school progress, and fix their lowest-performing schools.
- Accountability Data - Education Week
Filled with jargon, "meaningless" tables and missing data, state report cards can be difficult for parents to use, an analysis by the Data Quality Campaign says.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.