In this issue: Fellows in Science: Maria Luisa Crawford WF ’60; Ayana Arce CEF ’12; Kim J. Hopper CN ’86; Elissa Epel WH ’97; COMMENTARY from education leaders and Woodrow Wilson Foundation awardees Thomas H. Kean and Jeffrey Sachs; a look at the work of two Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows from the inaugural cohort and more!
Policy Work, Reports, Newsletters, and Other Publications
In this issue: New Jersey Pioneers Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship on East Coast; Secretary Clinton, Department of State Mark 20th Year of Pickering Fellowships; Jennifer Scanlon WS ’87 on Money and the Single Girl…in a Downturn; End of an Election Year: Perspectives from Gary Gutting WF ’64 H, Imani Perry MN ’94, Ezekiel Emanuel CN ’86 and Joanna Brooks CN ’98 and more!
A Life of Consequence, a Profession of Status: Enhancing Respect, Recognition, and Retention of Talented Teachers
For our society and our nation, it is imperative that education be uplifting, broadening, and rigorous. That means nothing is more important than who is standing in front of our classrooms. But in today’s climate, how can we expect the best and brightest to commit themselves to helping our children learn and grow? This report to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is an attempt to help answer that urgent question.
In the issue: Teaching Fellowships: Keeping On: Early Signs Show WW Teaching Fellows Sticking With the Classroom; Fellowship Announcements: WW-RBF Fellows; Alicia S. Ostriker Gift Supports Women’s Studies Fellows; Fellow Profiles: Lois Rice WF ’54: Shaping Change from the Ground Floor Up through The Think Tank Consortium on Diversity; John C. Mather WF ’68 on space science and the next generation space telescope; Cathy Davidson WF ’70 on the digital revolution; Fellows’ Perspectives on Business: David Mulford WF ’61; Frank Bolden MLK ’69; Pamela McGuire WF ’69; James Surowiecki MN ’88; Book Award Winners: Stephen Greenblatt WF ’64 H, The Swerve (Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award) and Maya Jasanoff MN ’97, Liberty’s Exiles (National Book Critics Circle Award) and more!
In this issue: Teaching Fellowships: WW Spearheads Innovative Partnership in Detroit; Teaching Fellows Receive Early Accolades; The Game Changers documentary provides closer look at 2009 WW Indiana Teaching Fellows; WW Ohio Teaching Fellowship Expands. Salamishah Tillet MN ’99 CEF ’10: The Arts: Weapon of Change, Tool of Healing; New books on the lives of women from Rachel Brownstein WF ’58 H, Stephanie Coontz WF ’66, Carol Gilligan WF ’58, and Mary Beth Norton WF ’64 and more…
In this issue: Teaching Fellows in the Classroom; Sarah Phillips WS ’01 on Chernobyl at 25; James Chaffers MLK ’69 on the MLK Memorial; Celebrating three decades of Newcombe Fellows; New Fellows announced for Newcombe & WW-RBF Fellowships; New books from Robert Putnam WF ’63, James Kugel WF ’68, & Dan Crawford WF ’63 and more!
A national survey of people who change careers to teach.
A national survey of potential midcareer teacher candidates, conducted for Woodrow Wilson by Peter D. Hart Research Associates, includes commentary by Woodrow Wilson senior fellow David Haselkorn. This survey was made possible by a grant from MetLife Foundation.
A review of current research on the “tipping points” that motivate high-performing college seniors and midcareer professionals to consider teaching careers. The report includes findings from a recent series of focus groups conducted for the Woodrow Wilson Foundation by Public Agenda, with support from Lehman Brothers.
Ensuring College Success: Scaffolding Experiences for Students and Faculty in an Early College School
The partnership between Brooklyn College and Science, Technology and Research (STAR) Early College School demonstrates how students benefit when colleges and high schools work together. STAR and its partners carefully designed a Transition Plan which gradually introduces students to college-going experiences and the demands of college coursework, while providing a wide variety of supports tailored to individual needs. Each component of the plan was created through college and high school faculty collaboration, fostered by formal and informal organizational structures of the partnership. Ensuring College Success is a joint publication of Jobs for the Future and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.