School & District Management

Passing the Torch

By Mary-Ellen Phelps Deily — March 22, 2011 1 min read
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Dear Readers,

After nearly a year of blogging for Beyond School, I’m moving on to a new position at Education Week. From here on out, I’ll be Ed Week‘s deputy Commentary (or opinions) editor. I’m going to miss Beyond School as I’ve met so many great advocates for children in covering this arena, and I’m truly impressed by the creative ways schools and communities are reaching out to kids to inspire learning in nontraditional ways.

But my departure from the blog does not mean Beyond School won’t go on. Far from it, in fact. Rather, Nora Fleming, who has been blogging here in recent months and has contributed some great stories, including this one on L.A.'s BEST, will be the new full-time proprietor of this blog. Please contact Nora with story ideas and news. You can reach her by writing to the blog or by sending her an email at

And, if you have something that you think might make a great addition to Education Week‘s opinion pages—whether in print or online—please contact me.

It’s been a privilege covering the after-school/beyond-school/extended-learning/summer learning community, and I look forward to keeping up with the news through Nora’s updates.

Mary-Ellen Phelps Deily

A version of this news article first appeared in the Beyond School blog.