A long-awaited vote on whether Montgomery County should shift the start times of the high school day has been scheduled for the June 17 school board meeting.
The vote is expected eight months after Superintendent Joshua P. Starr proposed resetting opening bells at Montgomery’s high schools to 8:15 a.m., a move intended to allow sleep-deprived teenagers to get more rest. High school classes now begin at 7:25 a.m., with buses picking up many students in the 6 o’clock hour.Read full article >>
Beneath all the rancorous debate in D.C. education are countless teachers who spend long hours preparing lessons mentoring children grading papers and working to get better at their craft.
This week parents and students and leaders from across the city have together waged a campaign to thank educators for their often-unsung work.Read full article >>
The Chicago Teachers’ Union House of Delegates has passed a resolution opposing use of the Common Core State Standards in teaching and testing, and it plans to lobby the Illinois Board of Education to reverse approval of the Core and ask its parent union, the American Federation of Teachers, to consider it at its upcoming convention.Read full article >>