Strauss: Matt Damon: ‘We would never let businessmen design warheads. Why would you cut out educators when you’re designing education policy?’
Matt Damon just had an online conversation with Reddit users to promote his new movie, “The Monuments Men,” and he touched on a number of topics, including his opposition to standardized test-based school reform and the exclusion of teachers from the shaping of education policy.Read full article >>
The Prince George’s County Board of Education, which continues to have difficulty adjusting to the county’s new school governance structure, spent the past two days at a retreat trying to figure out ways that members can work together more effectively.Read full article >>
The Fairfax County School Board on Thursday night unanimously approved new Schools Superintendent Karen Garza’s proposed $2.5 billion budget for next year.
Ted Velkoff (At Large), the school board budget chair, said that Garza, who joined the school system in July, had brought with her a new way of developing the budget, noting that she met with local civic leaders and others in the county while drafting her proposal.Read full article >>
Rick Roach, a member of the Orange County School Board in Florida, sent the following e-mail about the death on Friday of 11-year-old Ethan Rediske, who became known in Florida after his mother, Andrea, fought a state requirement that her blind son, who had brain damage as well as cerebral palsy, take standardized tests.Read full article >>