Strauss: Author Nicholas Sparks accused of being racist, homophobe by ex-head of Sparks-founded school
The former headmaster of the North Carolina private school founded by best-selling author Nicholas Sparks filed a lawsuit saying that “The Notebook” writer responded to his efforts to recruit black students and faculty and support gays with racist and homophobic comments. He also alleged that Sparks locked him in a room until he agreed to a resignation letter.Read full article >>
Prince George’s County schools chief Kevin Maxwell has named two administrators with experience addressing the needs of immigrants to head two new schools designed specifically to help recent immigrants and second-
generation students adapt and succeed in school.
Catholic University told a student group this week to postpone a screening of the movie “Milk,” about gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk, after officials raised questions about a flier linking the event to LGBT awareness month.Read full article >>
Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), flanked by cheerleaders and a marching band, congratulated the students at Dunbar High School on Thursday for achieving some of the biggest gains on the city’s standardized tests last year.Read full article >>
A student at an Ashburn, Va. middle school has been diagnosed with whooping cough, a Loudoun County Public Schools official said.
Spokesman Wayde Bayard said an e-mail was sent to parents of students at Eagle Ridge Middle School on Thursday morning notifying them of the diagnosis. The e-mail included a letter from the health department telling parents to watch for symptoms.Read full article >>
Howard University said Thursday it has reached agreement with a California firm to manage its teaching hospital, which in recent years has been a major source of fiscal strains for the school in Northwest Washington.Read full article >>
Strauss: Colorado student protest leader: ‘I’m learning how people need to act to make a democracy function’
Kyle Ferris is a student at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colo., and a leader of protests that have been rocking the school system there for weeks. In the following Q&A, Ferris explains why he started protests at his school and what he and others hope to achieve from their demonstrations as well as what he is learning about American democracy.Read full article >>