Press & Reviews

September 9, 2013 Interview with Bruce Robinson KRCB North Bay Report public radio 91.1 FM

June 2012  Review by Dr. John Caruso Jr. in the Spring 2012 Issue of the International Journal of Multicultural Education.

April 24, 2012   “A Film Review of August to June: Bringing Life to School, by Tom and Amy Valens,” Alexandra Miletta: The New Educator, 8:2, 194-197

March 19, 2012  Tri-States Public Radio WIUM 91.3 & WIUW 89/5 airs News Director Richard Egger’s 21 minute interview with Amy Valens, and publishes an online article: “Teaching To The Child Rather Than To The Test”

March 11, 2012  News article in the Lifestyles section of the McDonough County Voice: ‘August to June’ teacher visits WIU to promote holistic education model

December 2011  The new e-magazine for California’s Central Valley, Encompass debuts with It Takes An Educated Community To Escape The Testing Frenzy, by Amy Valens

November 2011  Front page article by Amy in the Fall 2011 issue of Preschooler, the Council of California Parent Participation Nursery Schools Newsletter- Parent Participation: It Doesn’t Have to End After Preschool!

October 27, 2011   Interviewed by Joseph Cooper on WLRN Topical Currents, Miami, FL

September 26, 2011 Interviewed by Bernie Stephan and Bing Gong on KWMR, Post Carbon Radio, Point Reyes Station, CA

August 5, 2011- Interviewed by Sam Chaltain for CNN Online

July 26, 2011-Review in Danucreative by Alethea Crandell

July 11, 2011-Review in Washington Post’s Answer Sheet by Mark Phillips

June, 2011-Review in Stone Soup by Peter Oppenheimer

March 1, 2011 – Review in CineSource Magazine: “Bay Area Couple Teach From August to June” by Don Schwartz

January 26, 2011 – Front page Marin Independent Journal headline: “Film Explores Alternative Method To Teach” and first section article: “Breaking the Mold of How Kids Learn” by Rob Rogers

January 21, 2011 -Review in the Point Reyes Light “The Year of Learning Differently” by Herb Kutchins: “( August to June)…is a pleasure to watch.”

January 20, 2011 – Review in the Marin County weekly The Pacific Sun “The year of learning differently” by Jason Walsh. “…as an over-the-shoulder glimpse into a kinder, gentler style of education, its something teachers, parents, and anyone interested in a little light during the dark days of “is our children learning” America would be wise to see.”

January 13, 2011 - Two page spread about the film in the West Marin Citizen

January 13, 2011 – Review in the Marin Independent Journal, Marin Voice

“Renewing hope in our schools” By Mark Phillips

January 03, 2011 – August to June reviewed in The Sante Fe New Mexican

Learning Curve: “Teacher sparks passion for learning” by Robert Nott

December 14, 2010Our first university screening was at Zurich/Schaffhausen University of Teacher Education, Switzerland: “We profited immensely from your work through just the first viewing – we were all left with strong impressions that will certainly remain with us. We will certainly use the movie in the future in many different ways.”

Laura Loder-Buchel

November 9, 2010 - We are mentioned in the Washington Post blog Answer Sheet

October 20, 2010 - Philo Gabriel, Yahoo Contributor Network review

October 19, 2010 – PBS’s John Merrow reviews AUGUST TO JUNE on his blog TAKING NOTE: