Ms. Elia, a former superintendent of schools in Hillsborough County, Fla., will preside over hotly contested issues like the future of the Common Core standards in the state’s classrooms.
In December 2014, MaryEllen Elia, who led the public schools in Florida’s Hillsborough County, was named state Superintendent of the Year for 2015. The next month, she was fired. On Tuesday, she got a new job — a promotion, actually — as New York State commissioner of education.Read full article >>
It’s that time of year: School cafeterias get filled with thousands of balloons, sleeping students in jammies cover the hallway floors, entire offices full of furniture wind up on the roof, mariachi bands perform in classrooms, and, in Maryland, 72,000 ladybugs are set loose in a high school for a senior prank. Read full article >>
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan just named two new members of the state Board of Education — both supporters of the Common Core as well as charter schools.Hogan, a Republican, tapped Chester E. Finn, Jr., president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and Andy Smarick, partner at Bellwether Education Partners, to take the open seats on the 12-person board created by the departures of Charlene M. Dukes and Donna Hill Staton.Read full article >>
The once-troubled community of Tangelo Park has become an education success story with the financial backing of a hotel executive who grew up in Manhattan.
After Sweet Briar College’s president suddenly announced in March that the private liberal arts women’s college would close forever, people began debating what happened and why. Maggie Saylor Patrick, a former board member, argued, “College leaders say the decision to close is ‘simple math.’ The reality is even simpler, but more reversible: poor leadership.” Read full article >>
Here are several paragraphs from the May 20 article “Minecraft Stars on YouTube Share Secrets to Their Celebrity.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?
A Maryland couple investigated for neglect after they let their two young children walk home alone from local parks have been cleared in one of two such cases, according to the family’s attorneys and documents.Read full article >>
A group of fourth graders in the East Village have turned a classroom closet into an unlikely dig site, unearthing old coins, candy wrappers and other ephemera from earlier times.