THINK Together

State Senator Joins THINK Together to Support After-School Programs

Follow-up Story: State Sen. Tony Mendoza joined THINK Together staff, students and families at a festive Luau-themed event on Oct. 22 at Laurel Elementary School in Whittier to support the call for increased state funding for California’s After School Education and Safety (ASES) programs. The event is part of an annual “Lights On! Afterschool” program highlighting the need for high-quality after-school programs to keep kids safe, inspire learning and support working families. ASES programs provide academic and enrichment services for students with high needs and limited resources. On average, 82 percent of participating students are eligible for school meal subsidies.

New Education Partnership Set to Deliver Tangible Classroom Success

THINK Together and Principal's Exchange, statewide leaders in innovative instruction models and educator professional development, announced Monday, Jan. 26 that they are joining forces to aggressively tackle the issue of education equity and instructional improvement, particularly in districts with large populations of at-risk students. The partnership comes at a time when school districts are grappling with implementation of Common Core State Standards, Smarter Balanced testing and the Local Control Funding Formula – state mandates that will ultimately benefit students. However, launching the programs has been overwhelming for many school districts.  Through this partnership, the two nonprofit groups will provide a full complement of resources for schools as they develop new instructional models and tools to deliver a 21st century workforce.

New Education Partnership Set to Deliver Tangible Classroom Success

THINK Together and Principal's Exchange, statewide leaders in innovative instruction models and educator professional development, announced Monday, Jan. 26 that they are joining forces to aggressively tackle the issue of education equity and instructional improvement, particularly in districts with large populations of at-risk students. The partnership comes at a time when school districts are grappling with implementation of Common Core State Standards, Smarter Balanced testing and the Local Control Funding Formula – state mandates that will ultimately benefit students. However, launching the programs has been overwhelming for many school districts.  Through this partnership, the two nonprofit groups will provide a full complement of resources for schools as they develop new instructional models and tools to deliver a 21st century workforce.