The chief academic officer for Prince George’s County public schools, who for the past four years has worked to improve the district’s academic standings, has submitted his resignation to take a position with a nonprofit organization.Read full article >>
Langley High school junior Harris LaTeef was elected as the 44th student representative to the Fairfax County school board Wednesday.
He will succeed Will Ashe, a senior at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.Read full article >>
The guru of college rankings stood up one afternoon this week in Washington to ask a few questions about President Obama’s college rating plan.
Robert Morse, director of data research for U.S. News & World Report and leader of its famous annual college rankings, wondered exactly how the government planned to meet what appears to be a September 2015 launch date for a new federal system to rate colleges on measures of value and access.Read full article >>
The Learning Network Blog: For the Sake of Argument: Writing Persuasively to Craft Short, Evidence-Based Editorials
This is an updated version of a piece that Jeffrey S. Hacker, a teacher at Beall Elementary School in Rockville, wrote years ago for The Washington Post about the possibilities that the Olympic Games provide for teaching.Read full article >>
Here’s an open letter that the wife of a public school teacher in Georgia wrote to President Obama about the reality in her husband’s school. She sent a more detailed version of this letter to the president. The author is Dana Bultman, an associate professor of Spanish at the University of Georgia.Read full article >>