The New York Times highlights the work of Teach Plus, an initiative launched by Education Entrepreneur Fellow Celine Coggins.
“Yet, as Time magazine documented in its cover story last week, summer doesn’t have to be a lost season for learning. Reporter David Von Drehle found special signs of hope in Indianapolis, where educators such as Terry Ogle, who guides the Indianapolis Algebra Project, and Earl Phelan, who created a program called Summer Advantage, are ensuring that children learn valuable lessons outside traditional classrooms.”
“The latest project at The Mind Trust, the Indianapolis educational venture capital fund, aims to extend its reach to cities around the country. The Mind Trust founded a national network of cities and city-based organizations called the CEE-Trust to help replicate the kind of work The Mind Trust has done in Indianapolis since its 2006 founding.”
Education Week features the work of Fellow Celine Coggins and Teach Plus’ T-3 (Turnaround Teacher Teams) initiative. “Many teachers come into the profession on a social-justice mission, and part of what they’re looking for are colleagues who have the same idea as they do about getting the job done,” [Coggins] said.”
Education Entrepreneur Fellow Abby Falik’s program, Global Citizen Year, is highlighted by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof in his call for more young Americans to “Teach for the World.”