The Carnegie Corporation of New York, a supporter of The Achievement Network, has released a new Challenge Paper, "The Elusive Talent Strategy: An Excellent Teacher for Every Student in Every School."
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met for the first time with a coalition of District of Columbia education leaders and held a panel discussion including parents, teachers, and students at a D.C. middle school that is producing dramatic gains in student achievement. The event also was the first time Secretary Duncan met with the city’s new mayor, its education leaders, and the new leader of the city’s teachers’ union. Click to read more
The Achievement Network has released our 2010 Annual Report, which describes the successes of our partner schools and illustrates our unique role in helping schools to measurably increase student achievement.
The United States Department of Education today named The Achievement Network (ANet) as one of the highest –rated applicants for the Investing in Innovation (i3) competition.
The Achievement Network is thrilled to announce that it is a recipient of the prestigious Investing in Innovation grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Read more about the award in this article in Education Week.
Josh Densen, a managing director of the Achievement Network in New Orleans, is quoted in this The Times-Picayune article on LEAP scores.
An article in the The Times-Picayune noted:
"...10 diverse New Orleans charter schools have banded together to share data and test score results during the school year, with the goal of better gauging their strengths and weaknesses."
One of the schools that uses The Achievement Network commented:
"This allows you to drill down and look teacher by teacher and child by child," said Patty Glaser, the director of curriculum and development at Lusher Charter School. "It gives you time to make a difference for the kids" more immediately.
This article from the The Washington Post observed:
In addition, she said, teachers used a new tool this year: Every eight to 10 weeks, students took tests developed by the Achievement Network, a Boston-based nonprofit organization, to determine which standards they had mastered and which they had not. Teachers used the results to tailor their lessons to students' needs, Lawson said.