Voters in Loudoun County overwhelmingly approved a measure that will allow the school system to sell bonds to finance the construction of the Advanced Technology Academy, according to preliminary results.Read full article >>
Arlington Public Schools leaders are considering an adjustment to school boundaries for eight elementary schools for the 2015-2016 school year after enrollment in some schools exceeded projections.
A new elementary school is slated to open in northwest Arlington in the fall of 2015. In the spring of last year, the school board approved boundary changes to account for the new school, which will be built next to Williamsburg Middle School on North Harrison Street.Read full article >>
The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘Little Things Are Big’ and ‘Students See Many Slights as Racial ‘Microaggressions’ ‘
If you have never thought that learning is in any way like sex, this post may change your mind. It was written by Leon Botstein, president of Bard College since 1975. He is also Bard’s Leon Levy professor in the arts and humanities. In addition to serving on a number of boards, he is the musical director and principal conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra, and conductor laureate of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. A version of this appeared on the website of The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news Web site focused on inequality and innovation in education.Read full article >>
Barbara Hunter, the Fairfax County school system’s assistant superintendent for communications, is leaving to join the Alexandria City public school system, effective Nov. 18.
Hunter, who joined Fairfax in 2007, will become communications director for the 13,000-student school system in Alexandria.Read full article >>
The children assembled in H.D. Cooke Elementary School’s gymnasium Thursday morning were greeted in Thai as well as English.
“Good morning! . . . Sa-wad-dee kah!” said Saroj Thanasunti, minister and deputy chief of mission at the Thai Embassy. He asked the D.C. students whether they had visited his country. When no hands went up, he offered a few quick facts: Thailand is in Asia. The head of state is a king. And the national animal is an elephant.Read full article >>
With three incumbents reelected Tuesday, there will be just one newcomer to Montgomery County’s school board at swearing-in ceremonies next month: Jill Ortman-Fouse, an education advocate from Silver Spring.Read full article >>