Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Reports of Education Reform’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

If you’ve followed the recent political happenings in Washington DC, you might think that educational entrepreneurs are preparing to pack up and leave town. Our tendency toward intellectual laziness has blinded us to the potential learning that could come from the recent mayoral election. Vincent Gray’s election does not indicate that parents and teachers do […]

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Two New Items

For those of you attending Reach Becomes Reality, we have secured two new auction items. Given our literacy focus, I am particularly excited to auction signed copies of these recent bestsellers: The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore Two kids with the same name were born blocks apart in the same decaying city within a […]

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First Week

Yesterday, one of Reach’s Program Instructors said the following about one of our tutors: “You don’t know this, but he is the bane of everyone’s existence. He’s constantly talking, never doing his work, and always causing trouble. It’s pretty amazing to watch him in here. He’s actually focused and working hard. He seems to really […]

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Reach Became Reality

Beginnings at schools are rarely perfect. Working with teens rarely goes smoothly. Combine the two, and you’re asking for trouble. My goal is (and always has been) to have the tutor cohort together by the end of this week’s pre-service training. Today, we had about 10 – with 10 additional kids already enrolled. Additionally, I […]

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Final Countdown!

4 Days! 96 Hours! 5,760 Minutes! 345,600 Seconds! When the countdown hits zero, we will have completed Reach’s first tutor training session. Like Reach’s students, we will never be perfect, but we will be prepared. It’s very easy to feel overwhelmed at this moment – to worry about student attendance, teacher contracts, and instructional materials. […]

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Reach Becomes Reality – September 29th!

Reach Becomes RealityWednesday, September 29th 6:00pm – 10:00pm $30 Location: Co Co Sala (web site) 929 F Street NWWashington, DC 20004 Click here to buy tickets! With your ticket purchase, you will receive your first drink and entry into a drawing for a two-night stay at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia! Happy […]

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September Update

Good Afternoon! With only weeks to go before program launch, this is an incredibly exciting time for Reach and our supporters. In DC, students returned to school almost two weeks ago, and Reach has visited Hyde Leadership Public Charter School regularly to begin recruiting our adolescent tutors. With 30 spots available, we were very excited […]

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