Among public colleges in Virginia and Maryland, three consistently rank in the top 10 in a Kiplinger’s analysis of “best values” in the country: the University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Maryland at College Park.Read full article >>
The Arlington County School Board is considering a policy on gifts that would limit the amount parents can spend on teachers to $100 over the course of a school year.
The new policy would establish a financial cap for the first time and clarify previous guidance.Read full article >>
A new report on charter schools says that charter school enrollment around the country has grown 80 percent over the past five years -- but represents only 5 percent of total public school enrollment (a statistic that may seem surprising given all of the attention that school reformers give to charters).Read full article >>
The Fairfax County School Board may consider creating new internal audit positions as the administration seeks to operate more efficiently and address a projected $132 million shortfall next year.
In a work session Monday, the board’s Audit Committee recommended immediately hiring at least two people to serve in capacities similar to an inspector general or an independent auditor. Those in the possible new positions, one senior and one junior, would report to the School Board and be responsible for improving the administration’s efficiency and effectiveness. “This issue has been festering for years,” said the board’s budget chair, Ted Velkoff (At Large). “I’m glad we’re going to be addressing this.”Read full article >>
The main point of the whole raucous evening was spelled out on the blue-and-white sign given center stage at Eastern High School on Monday night: ‘Our voices matter,’ it said. Teachers’ voices, it meant.Read full article >>