How’s this for an unusual agreement between a school and its president?
Gwendolyn Boyd, the new president of Alabama State University, signed a contract with the school’s trustees that forbids her from allowing a lover to “cohabitate” with her in the presidential home being provided to her by the historically black university in Montgomery.Read full article >>
The Montgomery County schools chief has proposed making payments to more than 100special education students whose work-study money was withdrawn from school-arranged bank accounts in recent years.
Superintendent Joshua P. Starr’s proposal comes as the Montgomery state’s attorney’s office investigates complaints alleging financial improprieties at Rock Terrace, a public school in Rockville for special education students.Read full article >>
A plan to remedy financial mismanagement at a Montgomery County special education school immediately drew attacks from critics who said it does not go far enough to help students reclaim work-study funds that school officials withdrew from their bank accounts.Read full article >>
Next year’s proposed budget for Fairfax County schools — which calls for classroom staffing cuts, testing fees for high school students and larger class sizes — left parents, county leaders and teachers questioning the administration’s financial priorities.Read full article >>
The Prince George’s County school system plans to review its grading policy to assess the purposes of evaluating students on their academic performance, including whether homework should be graded, if behavior should be a factor and whether students are given enough credit for showing improvement.Read full article >>
January 10, 2014
Agnes “Granny” Zhelesnik, believed to be the country’s oldest working teacher, turned 100 on Friday and celebrated, of course, at the private Sundance School in New Jersey with her students.Read full article >>
(Update: Response from Majority Leader’s office)
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a conservative Virginia Republican, has long supported local control of education -- except, apparently, in New York City, when the newly elected Democratic mayor there promises to do something Cantor doesn’t like.Read full article >>