Virginia’s law that allows families to opt out of public education for religious reasons needs further study, according to a Republican state legislator.
Del. Thomas Rust (R-Fairfax) has proposed a resolution that would direct the commonwealth’s education department to study the religious exemption law and make a recommendation as to whether it should be amended to ensure that all children are getting an adequate education.Read full article >>
Montgomery County school leaders voted unanimously Tuesday to support efforts to get the Maryland School Assessments (MSAs) scrapped for this spring, a move that came on the heels of two new bills proposed by state lawmakers from Montgomery County.Read full article >>
Hadi Partovi, retired at 38 after working for Microsoft and creating other tech companies, was figuring out what to do with the rest of his life.
After spending his career in computers, he was troubled by one fact: In this digital age, only about one in 10 U.S. schools teach computer science.Read full article >>
A big part of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s State of the State speech Tuesday was devoted to his record on school reform and his plans for moving forward -- and it is worth noting the big difference between what Christie (R) says about his record on public education and what he actually did with public education during his first term in office.Read full article >>
County executives from Maryland’s three largest jurisdictions joined forces Tuesday to urge the General Assembly to provide more money for building and repairing public schools in their counties.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz went to Annapolis on Tuesday to state their case for a partnership with the state, a deal that would allow them to borrow more money for school construction with the state’s help.Read full article >>