How many times have you heard that schools need to create “a culture of high expectations” for all students? What exactly is that? Esther Quintero, a research associate at the nonprofit Albert Shanker Institute, explains in this post, which first appeared on the institute’s blog .Read full article >>
Now, as school leaders conduct a review of the policy that guides such contributions, they are seeking public comment across Montgomery and paying close attention to concerns about fairness and equity. Three community meetings will be held this week.Read full article >>
A Madison High School senior took the top honors of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s student-essay contest on democracy and civil rights winning a $1,000 prize.
Richard Alec Merski, of Vienna, won the senior division of the “making democracy work” contest organized by the society for his essay. Fairfax County’s Madison High will also receive a $1,000 grant as part of Merski’s honor.Read full article >>
Strauss: ‘There are common hypocrites. There are spectacular hypocrites. And then there are Florida legislators.’
That’s how John Romano, a writer for the Tampa Bay Times, started this column expressing his disgust over legislation that the Florida legislature just rammed through with procedural tricks that expands the state’s controversial voucher program. What got him so exercised? Among the reasons:Read full article >>
Corral Shepherd, who manages the cafeteria at Port Towns Elementary School in Prince George’s, said she was overwhelmed recently when her students honored her and the other lunch ladies as part of national School Lunch Hero Day.Read full article >>
Today is the day when Virginia students will start running what teacher Mary Tedrow calls the state’s ” testing gauntlet” which seems to test endurance at least as much as knowledge. In this post, Tedrow looks at the sample questions of Standards of Learning tests and explains what students need to know about these exams to pass — and graduate on time.Read full article >>