Imagine learning about the Gettysburg Address without a mention of the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg, or why President Abraham Lincoln had traveled to Pennsylvania to make the speech. That’s the way a Common Core State Standards “exemplar for instruction” — from a company founded by three main Core authors — says it should be taught to ninth and 10th graders.Read full article >>
The Fairfax County School Board will vote next month on whether to use eminent domain to acquire a vacant office building in Falls Church and convert it into an elementary school to alleviate severe crowding in the area.Read full article >>
Two charter school operators, including a Texas-based organization whose business practices have drawn scrutiny, have won permission to open schools in the District next fall.
The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted at its meeting Monday night to give conditional approval to Harmony Public Schools, which operates the largest charter chain in Texas, and Democracy Prep, known for its no-excuses approach to educating inner-city children in New York.Read full article >>
The opening of the new Brookland Middle School in Northeast Washington will be delayed one year, until fall 2015, because of construction issues and concerns about recruiting enough students, according to D.C. officials.Read full article >>
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