Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards
Last month, I asked whether parents and grandparents were worried about threats to annual testing caused by the national switch to the Common Core standards.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan had warned that California would be shortchanging students and their families if it held to its plan not to report school test averages next year. Almost everyone who responded to me said Duncan was wrong.Read full article >>
The first day of school in Fairfax will be Tuesday, Sept. 2 next fall, and the academic year will end on Friday, June 19 after the school board voted to approve the 2014-2015 calendar late last week.
The calendar will be similar to this year’s, with no major changes to the academic schedule.Read full article >>
The Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday recognized two Washington-area schools with 2014 Blue Ribbon school awards for exemplary performance.
Cashell Elementary School in Montgomery County and Robert Goddard French Immersion School in Prince George’s County were among six schools statewide that were selected for high achievement and significant improvement.Read full article >>
Among public colleges in Virginia and Maryland, three consistently rank in the top 10 in a Kiplinger’s analysis of “best values” in the country: the University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Maryland at College Park.Read full article >>
The Arlington County School Board is considering a policy on gifts that would limit the amount parents can spend on teachers to $100 over the course of a school year.
The new policy would establish a financial cap for the first time and clarify previous guidance.Read full article >>