Building Educated Leaders for Life: Closing the achievement gap after school hours
Karin Piper |
This Examiner article highlights Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) for providing innovative summer and after-school education programs that help failing students to achieve advanced levels in core academic skills.
Fidelity launches US initiative to help 8th graders
Globe Staff |
This Boston Globe article details Fidelity Investments' plan to expand its Boston-based collaboration with Citizen Schools into the group's first national initiative.
Governor announces social innovation compact
Jonathan Palumbo |
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a Social Innovation Compact with representatives of the social innovation community, committing to expand the existing reach of innovative organizations into the state's communities.
Principal-Training Portal Aims for Ease of Use
Dakarai I. Aarons |
Education Week reports on New Leaders for New Schools' new online portal designed as a web-based compendium of professional-development resources for principals, staff-development coaches, and teachers.
The Spokesman Review
Jonah Edelman, CEO of Stand for Children, a New Profit portfolio organization, answers questions about his family's background in social activism.
What if college just isn't for everyone?
Mary Beth Marklein |
Year Up, a New Profit portfolio organization, is featured in this article about a group of students who do not think college is for them.
The President Donates Nobel Prize Money to Charity
The White House
President Obama announced that College Summit will receive a portion of the $1.4 million award that comes with the Nobel peace prize.
More Funding for Principal Training Deemed Vital
Dakarai I. Aarons |
As principals come under more pressure than ever to improve under performing schools, leadership experts say it's time for the nation to emphasize recruiting and training the next generation of school leaders.
The Lean Years
David Brooks |
The New York Times
In his op-ed, David Brooks argues that it will be up to social entrepreneurs to use the country's idle talent to address social needs.
The Importance of Right-brain Thinking in Education
Kate Canales |
A Citizen Schools volunteer teacher shares how teaching design to middle schoolers clarified her definition of the discipline.