Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards
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Prince George’s County Schools Chief Executive Officer Kevin M. Maxwell submitted the 2014-2015 school calendar to the school board for review on Thursday night. The Board of Education is scheduled to take final action on the proposed calendar on Feb. 13.Read full article >>
The Prince George’s County Board of Education on Thursday night approved a request by the county government to transfer the deed of a vacant school near National Harbor to the county so that MGM Resorts can use the property as it develops its casino project.Read full article >>
A Maryland school board asked a federal court Thursday to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit filed by families of two former high school lacrosse players who were suspended for carrying small knives and a lighter in their sports gear bags that they said they were using to fix their equipment.Read full article >>
The “no excuses” brand of schooling is alive and well in this reform era. In this post Sigal Ben-Porath, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, explains why that is unfortunate. Ben-Porath’s research focuses on the politics of education policy, citizenship education, and political philosophy.Read full article >>
Patricia McGuire is president of Trinity Washington University, a Catholic school of some 2,500 students just a few miles from where President Obama last week held its White House Summit on College Opportunity. She wasn’t invited. Instead the administration invited leaders of colleges and universities who agreed to pledge to take new steps to help students in financial need enroll and graduate; at Trinity, 80 percent of the students are already eligible for Pell grants. According to this story in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the summit was heavy with leaders from elite institutions, and that wasn’t a coincidence, given what motivated the summit. McGuire explains in the following post, which appeared in Huffington Post.Read full article >>