The Fishing School News
- 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.
- 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
- Open Education Resources Get Major Boost From ESSA - Education Week
The sweeping federal law contains specific language that allows states and local education agencies to channel block grant money focused on technology toward open materials.
- ESSA Poses Capacity Challenges for State Education Agencies - Education Week
State education departments, hollowed out by budget and staff cuts in recent years, gird for new authority and responsibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
- Education Department Gets Feedback on Preparing ESSA Rules - Education Week
Advocates sound off on the first of two hearings how federal officials should go about coming up with rules to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.
- Political Winds Buffet Tenn.'s Achievement School District - Education Week
The state-run district that takes over low-performing schools has run into partisan trouble fueled by a study showing progress lagging at those schools compared with other turnaround models.
- K-12 Still Struggling for Traction as Campaign Issue - Education Week
School policy could be further marginalized in the 2016 presidential race now that ESSA resolves big questions over federal power in areas like testing and teacher evaluation.
- Education Research Arm Gears Up for New ESSA Role - Education Week
The Institute of Education Sciences has a new chief, new offices, and a new role—but its own reauthorization is still in limbo.
- With ESSA Passage, Delaware Offers Lessons - Education Week
Paul Herdman of the Rodel Foundation of Delaware checks in where his state is after RTTT and how the state's education plan can serve as a model for other states responding to ESSA's reduction of federal oversight.
- NCLB Rewrite Sets New Path on School Research - Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act takes a more flexible, more nuanced approach to assessing the research evidence for educational programs and policies.
- Under ESSA, States, Districts to Share More Power - Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act, the latest version of the nation’s main K-12 law, aims to scale back the hands-on federal role in elementary and secondary education.
- ESSA Reins In, Reshapes Federal Role in Literacy - Education Week
The new program is smaller and less prescriptive than Reading First, and it can be applied to students of all ages.