The system was created to make it easier to identify which teachers performed the best so their methods could be replicated, and which performed the worst, so they could be fired.
The focus on how public schools handle religious and cultural holidays continued Monday night in Howard County, with requests to accommodate the Lunar New Year and a Muslim holy day on next year’s calendar.Read full article >>
Celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas has made me aware of how much easier the outside world makes it to protect one tradition over the other.
Proposed CDC guidelines would have doctors promote the benefits of circumcision in newborns, teenagers and adults, but parents will still make their own decisions—sometimes for unexpected reasons.
Student activists at Harvard hope to bring renewed momentum to the "Black Lives Matter" movement so that it avoids the fate of the Occupy Wall Street effort.
The Maryland State Education Association is calling on the State Board of Education to suspend its Kindergarten Readiness Assessments, arguing that teachers lose too much instructional time administering the new computer-based tests and are not receiving useful data to improve teaching and learning.Read full article >>
The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted unanimously Monday night to initiate the process to revoke the charter for Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School for fiscal mismanagement, after the founder was charged with diverting millions of dollars to a private management company for his own financial benefit.Read full article >>
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose Islamist party has injected religion into many aspects of Turkish life, has celebrated an increase in enrollment at religious schools to almost a million from 63,000 during his 12 years in power.
The increase is occurring as the use of traditional cigarettes continues to decline, the National Institute on Drug Abuse says.
What do you remember about 2014? Fill in the blanks with your own guesses, or choose from a scrambled list of answers. Each question links to the Times article in which the answer can be found.
An on-again, off-again schedule to deployment is hard on all of us. In a weak moment, I told my husband that it was easier when he’s gone, and I regretted it instantly.