On February 28, Digital Learning day.
According to his Linked-in profile, Joel Rose was a Teach for America corps member for three years, until he was hired to work at the headquarters of Edison charter schools in New York City, a national for-profit chain of charters headquartered in NYC. By 2003, he was running a division of Edison called Newton Learning that provided tutoring to students through the supplementary services program (SES) that was included in No Child Left Behind. NCLB required public schools with low test scores to pay for their students to receive tutoring services from private companies. In 2003 alone, Newton Learning was paid more than $5 million by the NYC Department of Education for its tutoring services.
federal government as part of the US Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (I3) program. This grant was designed to help fund the expansion of the program to three NYC schools: MS 131, the school that I had visited in Chinatown, IS 339 in the Brown, and IS 228 in Brooklyn, and to pay for an independent analysis of its results.
- School of One had no statistically significant effects on student achievement—positive or negative–relative to traditional math instruction.