The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, the nation’s most selective public school, is a wonderful place to learn, but its admissions system has problems. Just ask Reston resident Benjamin Moore and his son Robbie.Read full article >>
The Fairfax County School Board approved a new nondiscrimination policy Thursday that includes for the first time protections for sexual orientation.
The measure, approved 11 to 1, means that Fairfax officially joins the majority of school districts in the Washington region that have policies to protect the rights of gay students and staff.Read full article >>
As school districts across the country gear up for the new Common Core standardized exams this spring, school system officials in Prince George’s County have raised concerns about whether they have the technical support to handle the online tests.Read full article >>
Running away from the sound of gunfire and IED blasts toward a shelter door, 2nd Lt. Rowan Sheldon of the U.S. Army suddenly stopped dead and gasped out an expletive: It wasn’t an escape, it was a solid wall.Read full article >>
The D.C. public school system is poised to dramatically expand its science, technology, engineering and math offerings, thanks to a multimillion-dollar grant from Lockheed Martin.
The Bethesda-based global security and aerospace company announced Friday that it has committed $6 million to Project Lead the Way, a nonprofit STEM curriculum provider, to train teachers and build programs in urban school districts, starting with D.C. Public Schools.Read full article >>
Earlier this year Louis C.K. made news by tweeting about how Common Core math was making his daughters cry.My kids used to love math. Now it makes them cry. Thanks standardized testing and common core! Read full article >>
Google recently made headlines by announcing a new commitment to root out implicit gender bias through increased awareness — but the authors of the following post are wondering whether Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt got the memo. Schmidt is promoting his new bestselling book, “How Google Works,” with an online slide show presentation that has been viewed by more than half a million people — but that Shifra Bronznick and Hillary Leone say is riddled with gender bias and show it, slide by slide.Read full article >>
Parents at a Damascus middle school angrily pressed Montgomery school officials this week about why they were not told for almost a month about the arrest of a contract worker charged with groping a 12-year-old student in a hallway.Read full article >>