It's been a valuable experience thus far, especially learning more about education policy and delving more into the research/literature. I'm currently helping with a project to assist California with its application for the "Race to the Top" stimulus funds, as well as quantitative analysis for the 2010 Broad Prize for Urban Education. The Broad Prize is an annual award that honors the urban school districts that demonstrate the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among low-income and minority students. The work that these districts are doing is really inspiring. (link: http://www.edweek.org/ew/
There is a growing community of educators, administrators, parents, non-profits, politicians... all around this country working toward these aims. I hope we all continue to be a part of this discourse and movement :D
- Caitlin Green
RAGE: Rebuilding a Greater Education
Class of 2009
P.S. A few links I can't help but share:
"Teach Your Teachers Well"
"The Value of Negative Learning: How Traditional Education Can Produce Nontraditional Educators"