Visiting an innovative Prince George’s County middle school where each child has a tablet computer, President Obama spoke Tuesday about his plan to give 20 million more students access to high-speed Internet connections at the nation’s schools and libraries.Read full article >>
Students at Falls Church high school could soon break a sweat while studying. The school recently moved stationary bikes into the library to allow students more time to burn calories while also cramming for tests.Read full article >>
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) spurred a quick edit of the financial aid Web sites of some universities when he charged this week that schools were misleading students about what forms were needed to apply for federal student aid.Read full article >>
What is happening in Durham County, N.C., is exactly what charter school critics have long feared: the destabilization of the traditional district system.
Ned Barnett, the editorial page editor of the News & Observer wrote in this piece that the spread of charter schools in the county since the state legislature lifted the cap on new charters in 2011 is out of control, serving to “undermine” the traditional system that educates most of the region’s children -- without the kind of accountability that school reformers say they love.Read full article >>
The deadline for D.C. high school students to enter the city’s new enrollment lottery for both traditional and charter schools has been extended one day because of a technical glitch with the lottery Web site, officials said.Read full article >>
Four-year graduation rates in Montgomery County show a slight narrowing of the achievement gap that separates white and Asian students from their African American and Hispanic peers, according to the latest state figures.Read full article >>
A prominent House Democrat charged Monday that more than 100 colleges and universities, including some in the nation’s capital, are providing students with unclear or potentially misleading information about what forms they must submit to apply for federal financial aid.Read full article >>
D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has hired Kenneth Slaughter, a prominent labor-relations lawyer, to serve as her senior adviser.
In the newly created position at D.C. Public Schools, Slaughter will work on labor and D.C. Council relations as well as “broad strategy,” Melissa Salmanowitz said in response to a request for a job description. He will earn $150,000 for the full-time job.Read full article >>