Archive for November, 2013

In D.C., a teacher and volunteer tutors from Thomson Reuters are a happy match

Employees from the Thomson Reuters have banded together to help Washington, D.C., schoolchildren learn to read through Innovations for Learning’s TutorMate program. And the group from the global news and financial-data organization has been greeted by one enthusiastic teacher. Caitlin Natale, who teaches 1st grade at Aiton Elementary, was so thrilled to have the help […]…

Detroit Free Press features TutorMate

The Detroit Free Press gave front-page treatment this morning to Innovations’ TutorMate program. Six schools are using the program, which matches young students with corporate employees, who help them with their lessons via computer and telephone for 30 minutes a week. The goal is to raise reading levels. As reporter Chastity Pratt Dawsey writes:  Students […]…

Great gains for DC in reading, math

The Nation’s Report Card for 4th and 8th grades has been released, and the District of Columbia is at the top, or very near it, in  gains in math and reading compared with all other states and jurisdictions. As the Washington Informer reports: According to the latest bi-annual test scores involving about 400,000 fourth-grade and 350,000 […]…