Penn State University tallied the nation’s highest number of reports of forcible sex offenses on campus in 2012 — 56 — a total that university officials attribute in part to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.Read full article >>
Loudoun County’s new superintendent of schools, who began his job Tuesday, has selected a new assistant superintendent for instruction, taking a top schools official from neighboring Fairfax County.
Terri Breeden, who has been in Fairfax since 2006, most recently served as assistant superintendent for professional learning and accountability. Breeden will succeed Sharon Ackerman, who is retiring after 15 years overseeing instruction in Loudoun.Read full article >>
New results from an international survey shows that U.S. public school teachers work harder under more difficult conditions than teachers elsewhere in the industrialized world, and they don’t have the same kind of supports, such as enough useful feedback and professional development. In this post, Linda Darling-Hammond explains the results and their importance to the teaching profession. Darling-Hammond is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and Faculty Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. She is also the founding director and a member of the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future, which hosted the release of the TALIS results last week in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This appeared on Huffington Post.Read full article >>
The District has made progress toward complying with federal special-education law, the U.S. Education Department reported last week, but the city continues to be one of a handful of jurisdictions that lag far behind expectations for serving children with disabilities.Read full article >>
Some faces in the principal’s offices in Prince George’s County will change in August.
Four new principals have been named – including one who previously worked as an assistant principal in Montgomery County, at Argyle Magnet Middle School — and four current school leaders are taking administration jobs next year.Read full article >>
Arlington County school board member Noah Simon resigned Tuesday morning, effective Aug. 1, in order to spend more time with his young children.
Simon, a former Capitol Hill staffer and American Red Cross employee, joined the board in January 2013 and served as its liaison to the student advisory board.Read full article >>
In her first year as superintendent of Fairfax County public schools, Karen Garza has overseen sweeping changes of the school system she inherited from Jack D. Dale, who served nine years as schools chief.Read full article >>
Leaders in higher education have known for many years that low-income students are underrepresented at top institutions. How to change that? Catharine B. Hill, the president of Vassar College in New York, writes in this post about the only way that colleges and universities can expand socioeconomic diversity.Read full article >>