Within months of President Obama taking office in 2009, the Prince George’s County Board of Education voted to allow the district’s newest elementary school to carry his name. But the rare decision to honor a sitting president immediately raised concerns.Read full article >>
D.C. prosecutors have asked a judge to force Exceptional Education Management Corp., a for-profit company founded by the former managers of Options Public Charter School, to begin repaying $753,569 allegedly owed to the school, according to court documents filed Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court.Read full article >>
(Correction: The original version had an unfortunate misspelling in the headline, but it is fixed now.)
This isn’t a joke: The University of District of Columbia, which was desperate to cut costs, is eliminating 17 low-enrolled academic programs — including physics, history and economics — but is keeping for now an NCAA Division II athletics program that cost $3 million more last year than it generated in revenue.Read full article >>
Nonprofit universities are not businesses, despite all of the corporate-sounding talk these days about tuition revenue, admissions yield, enrollment management, cost-cutting, discounting and technological disruption.Read full article >>
Prince George’s County has asked the state of Maryland for $118.1 million to fund school construction projects.
The amount is $20.2 million more than what the county asked for last year.
County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and the County Council sent a joint letter this week to the Interagency Committee on State School Construction, which oversees school projects in the state, prioritizing the projects the county wants funded.Read full article >>