A Fairfax elementary school principal who served for nearly three decades in the county’s school system plans to resign her post at the end of December amid mounting concerns from parents and staff about morale and turnover at the Alexandria area school.Read full article >>
Children as young as 3 can understand the meaning and value of multi-digit numbers and might be more ready for direct math instruction when they begin formal schooling than previously believed, according to new research by developmental psychologists.Read full article >>
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Five school districts won grants ranging from $10 million to $30 million as part of Race to the Top, the Obama administration’s signature competition for K-12 education, the Education Department announced Tuesday.Read full article >>
The Prince William County School Board is scheduled for a long-awaited vote Wednesday on a controversial plan to build an indoor aquatics facility attached to its 12th high school.
The pool, which would be the county’s first at a high school, has become a symbol of wasteful spending to a vocal contingent of parents who argue that the school district has much more pressing issues than a lack of lane space for county swimmers to contend with. Chief among them: Class size. Prince William has the largest classes in the state.Read full article >>
The Walton Family Foundation is pumping $6 million into a Washington-based group that promotes private school vouchers in D.C. and around the country — a donation that it hopes will double the number of students using tax dollars to pay private school tuition.Read full article >>