The Alexandria School Board is studying whether it can add permanent lights to the football stadium at T.C. Williams High School, renewing a long-standing and contentious debate that has riled those who live in residential neighborhoods near the school west of Old Town.Read full article >>
Montgomery County made more changes to its top school leadership Tuesday, bringing in an educator from Baltimore as its chief academic officer.
Maria V. Navarro, acting chief academic officer of Baltimore City Public Schools, takes the job of chief academic officer in Montgomery County. With 151,000 students, Montgomery is Maryland’s largest and fastest-growing school system.Read full article >>
The National Association of Secondary School Principals is calling for a slowdown in the Common Core initiative, citing educators’ concerns about “the implementation of the new standards in their states and the inadequate training they have received to help them ensure that their teachers are able to change instructional practices.”Read full article >>
Prince William County school officials announced Tuesday that a vote on new boundaries for the 12th high school will be delayed so they have time to respond to an inquiry from the Department of Justice about the boundary-setting process and the projected demographic changes it would cause.Read full article >>
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When Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III sought to take over the school system, he said the effort would allow the government to coordinate resources with the school district.
During a recent interview about hitting the one-year mark since the restructuring of the school system took effect, Baker said there is “no confusion that there is one government.”Read full article >>
Andre Perry, the founding dean of urban education at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and author of ”The Garden Path: The Miseducation of a City” wrote a piece on the PostEverything blog on washingtonpost.com that offers a different take on race and school reform. Perry — who tweets @andreperryedu — wrote in part:Read full article >>
It’s no secret that there is a huge gap between education research and practice. Here’s a new proposal to bridge that gap, by Jack Schneider. an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross and the author of From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse: How Scholarship Becomes Common Knowledge in Education . He tweets @Edu_Historian and is currently co-writing the Ed Week blog K-12 Schools: Beyond the Rhetoric.Read full article >>
Prince William County cafeterias are not selling milk this week, after workers reported some spoiled containers of milk.
School officials notified Newport News-based Marva Maid Dairy about the spoiled half-pint containers of milk on May 23, according to a letter sent home to families on Monday. They initially thought it was an isolated incident but later learned about problems in Henrico County with the same supplier.Read full article >>
Maryland’s schools chief is slated to lead her first Twitter chat Tuesday night, in a public give-and-take using the popular social network.Read full article >>