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Hayfield Secondary School principal Dave Tremaine is retiring, school officials announced in a letter to parents.
Assistant superintendent Deborah L. Tyler said in a letter sent Tuesday to Hayfield parents that Tremaine will leave the school for unspecified medical reasons.Read full article >>
Graduation rehearsal at Col. Zadok Magruder High School is Thursday, and Denise Schaefer planned to be there, leading the effort to get the Class of 2014 ready for its momentous end of high school. It was not her paid job, but she stepped up.Read full article >>
The legendary poet and author Maya Angelou, who just passed away at the age of 86, was a big supporter of President Obama, and in 2011, he awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. But she also was a critic of his school-reform policies, raising her voice last year to blast his signature education initiative, Race to the Top, and expressing concern about the impact standardized testing was having on children.Read full article >>
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President Obama’s vision of ensuring that 99 percent of American K-12 schools have broadband and WIFI by 2018 is going to be mighty expensive.
The Federal Communications Commission received an estimate Wednesday of how much money it will take: $800 million a year for four years for a total $3.2 billion. The estimate came from the Consortium for School Networking and the EducationSuperHighway, which together did an analysis of the additional E-rate funds necessary to build the networks to achieve Obama’s goal, first announced in 2013.Read full article >>
The Justice Department is looking into a complaint about the process of drawing attendance boundaries for a new high school in Prince William County, according to school officials.
Schools spokesman Phil Kavits said he did not know the specifics of the complaint but said the school district would cooperate in whatever way necessary. Justice Department officials did not respond to requests for comment.Read full article >>
Jim Carrey surprised graduates at the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, with a funny, emotional commencement speech in which he told them a poignant story about his father and urged them to walk their own path in life and never settle.Read full article >>