The University of Maryland University College, a largely online institution that targets the adult education market, has no football or basketball team to stir school spirit. But it does have the Cyber Padawans.Read full article >>
Here is a post about what goes on in classrooms and how teachers sometimes fool themselves into thinking that they are allowing students to direct their own learning when, in fact, they aren’t. This was written by Alfie Kohn (www.alfiekohn.org), who is the author of 13 books, including, most recently, “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting.”Read full article >>
In her second annual address on the state of D.C. Public Schools, Chancellor Kaya Henderson said Tuesday night that the District’s public schools are on track to accelerate progress that has been underway in recent years.Read full article >>
Students of color make up two-thirds of Montgomery County’s public school enrollment, but most educators in the county’s schools are white, and the district does not track whether they speak Spanish or other languages, according to a county report released Tuesday.Read full article >>
Three public schools and two private schools in the Washington area have been selected as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
Cashell Elementary School in Montgomery County, Haycock Elementary School in Fairfax County and Robert Goddard French Immersion Elementary/Middle School in Prince George’s County were among 287 public schools and 50 private schools across the country that received the honor for exemplary performance.Read full article >>