Posts Tagged ‘Washington D.C. Public Schools’

TeacherMate named as one of Top 100 Products of 2013 by District Administration Magazine

TeacherMate has been selected by District Administration Magazine as one of the Top 100 Products of 2013. More than 1,800 products were nominated, and “choosing the final products wasn’t easy,” the magazine said. “After carefully narrowing the list down based on the quality and quantity of the testimonies, the editorial board is confident that this […]…

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 […]…

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 […]…

In shut-down Washington, D.C., Innovations is up and running

Much in Washington, D.C., has shut down, but not Innovations for Learning’s campaign to improve literacy in the public schools. Innovations’ TeacherMate program, which uses the power of iPads, iPod Touches and MP3 players to bolster reading instruction, is getting off the ground in 63 first-grade classrooms  in the District of Columbia Public Schools District. […]…

Staff reflections: Sybil Anderson

In this series, “Staff Reflections,” we introduce the members of the Innovations for Learning team, who will tell us what brought them to our organization and why they’re excited to do this work. Today: Sybil Anderson, Teacher Ambassador in the District of Columbia. I came to Innovations for Learning in October 2011, after retiring from a long […]…

Staff reflections: Tahra Tibbs

In this series, “Staff Reflections,” we introduce the members of the Innovations for Learning team, who will tell us what brought them to our organization and why they’re excited to do this work. Today: Tahra Tibbs, Teacher Ambassador in the District of Columbia As an educator first, it brings me sheer delight to serve both teachers and […]…

Eyeing the times, these libraries chuck the books

It seems the time has come for the tomes to go. Say hello to the book-less library. A Catholic prep school in suburban Minneapolis cleared almost all its physical books out of its library. Students at Benile-St. Margaret’s now sit at tables and chairs and work at their laptops in the place where stacks of […]…

PBS profiles Michelle Rhee: The good and bad of school reform

Want a quick understanding of the school reform movement? Public Broadcasting ran a terrific documentary last night on Michelle Rhee and her controversial reign as the head of Washington, D.C.’s public schools. You can catch it online here — and if you’re at all interested  in the state of public-school education, you should. PBS is […]…

NBC puts education front and center

NBC is airing its third annual rendition of Education Nation, an ambitious exploration of what needs to improve — and what’s getting better — in American schools. The network has been highlighting its findings across all its media platforms: broadcast TV, cable and the Internet. A key event was a three-day summit in New York […]…

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