Take 5: “Innovation Leadership in Schools” and more…

Here’s five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

  1. Amplify-New Profit Blog: America Forward’s Thursday ESEA Update “This week marks the beginning of new energy and action around the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (‪ESEA‬).” Click here to get updates about new developments in the ESEA so far.

  2. Stanford Social Innovation Review: Leveling the Internship Field “In Boston, a new program will give low-income college students an alternative to toiling as unpaid interns.”

  3. The Huffington Post: Senate Committee Makes Progress On Updates To Education Law “A Senate committee made progress Wednesday on a bipartisan update to the No Child Left Behind education law with a final vote expected Thursday afternoon.”

  4. United States Department of Agriculture: Bringing the Farm to School “USDA distributed the Farm to School Census (the Census) to 13,133 public school districts in the United States, 9,887 of which completed the Census. 4,322 districts operating approximately 40,328 schools with 23,513,237 students in attendance are bringing the farm to school. (See the details) Generally the information presented below is derived from only those school districts that participated in farm to school activities in the 2011-2012 school year. Please see About the Census for more details about the calculations.

  5. Getting Smart: Innovation Leadership in Schools “New roles are emerging for educators, teacher leaders, principals, and district officials. These new roles are being shaped many factors including the shift from managed instruction to personalized models and the role of principals as school and business leaders…In the blog, Lindsey [Own] shares a job description that could serve as a template for building innovation leadership in any school.
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