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Here are books for and recommended by teachers, from Scholastic Instructor magazine and titled the “Ultimate Summer Reading List for Teachers:”We searched far and wide to come up with a list of great books for you to crack open during the summer break—and, most important, we asked our teacher advisers and Facebook teachers what they were looking forward to reading (or rereading!). We received an avalanche of interesting responses. It was hard to choose just a few but here are some newer releases that you can pick up at your bookstore or download to an e-reader, plus teachers’ dog-eared favorites. Read full article >>
Standing on the edge of the football field at his all-black school in Arlington County, Dennis Turner used to gaze across the Potomac River at the Washington Monument.
It was the early 1960s. The civil rights movement was raging, but he felt stuck in time.Read full article >>
High Point High School in Beltsville, Md., is a step closer to getting a new building.
The Prince George’s County Board of Education has agreed to accept a feasibility study that provides the district guidance on “how to implement a future modernization at High Point High School.”Read full article >>
Sandra Alberti, an educator providing training to Prince George’s County teachers on new academic standards, repeated the words of a fourth-grader who once described how his teachers taught him. He called it the “spraying and praying” method, she said.Read full article >>
D.C. high school senior Avery Coffey set the Internet abuzz earlier this spring when he was accepted to five Ivy League universities, proving that a child’s circumstances — Coffey was raised by a single mother in one of the District’s poorest neighborhoods — don’t have to determine his future.Read full article >>
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is joining a growing number of four-year schools that guarantee transfer admission to certain students who compile a solid academic record in a two-year community college.Read full article >>
The federal government is investigating how James Madison University handles reports of sexual violence, making it the third public university in Virginia to face such scrutiny.
The Education Department listed JMU last week among 62 higher education institutions nationwide that are under investigation in connection with sexual violence issues and the anti-discrimination law known as Title IX.Read full article >>