BALTIMORE — A Johns Hopkins University fraternity has been placed on interim suspension for underage drinking, school officials said Wednesday, as police investigate a report that a 16-year-old girl was raped at the organization’s off-campus house.Read full article >>
There are, apparently, some things even billionaires can’t buy. The California state superintendent’s position, for example.
With strong support from teachers unions and school superintendents, Tom Torlakson, the incumbent California superintendent of public education, handily beat Marshall Tuck, who was strongly backed by a gaggle of anti-union billionaires from Wall Street, real estate and Silicon Valley, including some who don’t live in California. Who? People such as former Enron trader John Arnold, who lives in New Jersey; Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton, who lives in Arkansas; and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.Read full article >>
Reports of forcible sex offenses at the flagship public universities of Virginia and Maryland doubled last year, according to new federal data.Read full article >>
The lawyer representing three former Fairfax County educators in a federal discrimination lawsuit filed new court documents to bolster their claims of a hostile work environment, including affidavits from five additional staffers who claim they, too, were discriminated against and treated harshly by the school system.Read full article >>
(Correction: Earlier version said Alexander had taken “ambitious” position on Common Core. the correct characterization is “ambiguous.”
Congress is about to get a new education powerhouse, one who is no stranger to federal education policy.Read full article >>
The race for the District 3 seat on the Prince George’s County Board of Education was deadlocked Wednesday with seven votes separating newcomer Dinora Hernandez and incumbent Amber Waller.
Hernandez, who was endorsed by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D), has 5,167 votes over Waller’s 5,160 votes.Read full article >>
The D.C. State Board of Education has three new members that will start in January.
In Ward 3, Ruth Wattenberg will take the seat vacated by Laura Slover. Wattenberg, an education policy consultant, won with just over 7,100 votes.Read full article >>
In a white-hot battle in California that is considered a proxy fight for deep national divisions in the Democratic Party over education, Tom Torlakson was narrowly reelected as the state’s schools superintendent, beating back Marshall Tuck by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent.Read full article >>
When compared with peers in regular classes, students who got high scores on state tests got more out of gifted classes than high-IQ students did.
This is because they are hard workers who responded to increased teacher demands, while the high-IQ kids didn’t care so much, according to an intriguing new study by David Card of the University of California at Berkeley and Laura Giuliano of the University of Miami, called “Does Gifted Education Work? For Which Students?”Read full article >>