Bill Cosby is sometimes referred to as Dr. Cosby because he has a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts of Amherst. He earned the degree in the mid 1970s — with a thesis titled “An Integration of the Visual Media Via Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) into the Elementary School Curriculum as a Teaching Aid and Vehicle to Achieve Increased Learning” — but how he got the degree has been controversial ever since.Read full article >>
A group of students from an Arlington Career Center video class won first prize in a Virginia School Board Association contest for a short video they produced about the district.
The students were asked to create a video with the theme “Virginia, we are one!” They were recognized at the VSBA’s conference last week in Williamsburg. Their entry beat out approximately 60 other videos produced by students across the state.Read full article >>
Charter schools, school construction and school safety are among more than a dozen topics that are a part of the legislative agenda for the Prince George’s County Board of Education that was recently approved.Read full article >>
Here’s a new twist on test prep: Get rid of midterms and finals (tests presumably made by teachers). Say that you are doing it to find more “instructional time.” Then use that “instructional time” to “instruct” students in how to take a new Common Core standardized test.Read full article >>