A petition is circulating online calling for Fairfax’s Paul VI Catholic High School to refrain from a planned move to a new Loudoun County campus by 2020.
In December the Catholic Diocese of Arlington announced the plan to move Paul VI west to a property in South Riding. Established in 1983, Paul VI, with more than 1,000 students, has been situated on an 18-acre campus in Fairfax City that the diocese said it wants to sell. The site, occupying a stretch along Fairfax Boulevard near Route 123, is considered prime real estate.Read full article >>
Nearly half of Montgomery County teachers who were surveyed on the causes of widespread exam failure in the high-performing school system cited student studying as a problem, according to a 38-page summary of the results.Read full article >>
Robert R. Gray Elementary School in Prince George’s County, which has had success in narrowing the achievement gap between student groups, was named a National Title I Distinguished School for the 2013-2014 school year.Read full article >>
Rob Saxton is Oregon’s deputy superintendent of public instruction. Jada Rupley is the early learning system director within the state Department of Education. Together they wrote an op-ed in The Oregonian that was published online with this headline:Read full article >>
In 2009, Mike Rose, a research professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and an author, published “Why School? Reclaiming Education for All of Us,” a well-received book that asked big questions about what it means to be educated and the nature of learning. A significantly revised and expanded edition of the book, in which Rose draws on 40 years of research and teaching experience to present a humanistic view of education, was just published. Following is an excerpt, a version of which appeared in Kappan magazine.Read full article >>
The Virginia legislature is on its way to delaying some school reforms pushed by the former governor, Bob McDonnell, and reducing the number of Standards of Learning tests students are required to take.Read full article >>