The Growing Allure Of The Gap Year [wbur]
Rahn Dorsey is mayor’s eyes and ears for city schools [Boston Globe]
City Year Launches for Another Year [NECN]
Saturday is a very special day for members of City Year, a group of dedicated adults from around the country who are helping to improve the community.The Opening Day ceremonies for City Year, a branch of the AmeriCorps, was held at the Condon Elementary School in South Boston. The program started in Boston 26 years ago and today there are 27,000 AmeriCorps members in 25 U.S. cities.
Dawnn Jaffier Honored for City Year Contribution [BNN]
Founding Board Member and Sr. VP/Dean of City Year Boston, Charlie Rose, talks about the example set by Dawnn Jaffier, the 26 year-old teacher and former City Year service corps member killed in a shooting. Interview for BNN News. Aired August 26, 2014.
School Absence Can Set Students Back [Huffington Post]
As the debate rages about the best way to fix America's public schools -- from heated rhetoric on the role of standardized testing to wonkier discussions about the intricacies of curricula -- a new report is arguing that reformers have overlooked a game-changing solution: addressing absenteeism. Read more here.