View Photo Gallery —An 18-year-old Mike Mitchell was at the Beatles’ first U.S. concert, snapping pictures with his 35mm Nikon with no flash. Those photos, which recently sold at auction, show a love of light and shadow that is reflected in his later work.Read full article >>
D.C. Public Schools do not spend as much time on testing as some other urban school districts, according to a new report from the national nonprofit Teach Plus.
Teach Plus examined school system assessment calendars in 12 large cities and found that kids spend an average of 1.7 percent of their time testing each year. But there is huge variation, with kids in high-testing districts spending five times as many hours on testing as kids in low-testing districts.Read full article >>
Slide presentations largely aim to provide audiences with visual aids to help in understanding complex ideas. But sometimes, the images can just add to the complexity.
At a meeting scheduled for Monday, the Fairfax County School Board plans to discuss Superintendent Karen Garza’s top initiative for this year: A new strategic plan for the school system. Garza has said that a concrete strategy will help her administration work more efficiently and make decisions with a specific goal in mind.Read full article >>
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 >>