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 >>
Generations of students have learned that with all the freedoms of leaving home for college comes at least one hassle: They must do their own laundry.
Except at Davidson College.
Students at the private liberal arts school in North Carolina for the past 90 years have enjoyed the rare perk of full-service laundry. They drop off a bag of dirty clothes at the laundering center. A day or two later, they pick up their laundry all clean and folded. The service is included in mandatory student fees.Read full article >>
Jeffrey Taylor, a junior at Henry A. Wise Jr. High School, will serve as the newest student member of the Prince George’s County Board of Education.
Taylor, 17, was recently elected to the post by members of the Prince George’s Regional Association of Student Governments. Taylor, who is president of his school’s student government association, currently serves as PGRASG’s treasurer.Read full article >>
Here are commencement speakers at selected colleges and universities this month in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
American University : May 10, Katie Couric, journalist
Bowie State University: May 19, Norman R. Augustine, businessman/former defense officialRead full article >>
Fairfax County school administrators will host eight meetings with parents in coming weeks to discuss plans to delay high school start times.
A year ago, the Fairfax County school board commissioned Children’s National Medical Center experts to conduct a study and devise a plan to delay start times to help teenagers get more sleep. In April, the board approved four possible options. Under the current plans, classes may be delayed to 8 a.m., 40 minutes after the current opening bell at 7:20 a.m.Read full article >>