Washington area school districts are creating mobile apps to make it easier for busy, cellphone-addicted parents to check school lunch menus, e-mail a teacher or check on their daughter’s latest math score.Read full article >>
Lisa Rigazio, mother of a first-grader, said Montgomery County’s proposal to shift high school start times from 7:25 to 8:15 a.m. might help teenagers get more sleep, but she asked: At what cost?
“I don’t want it to work at the expense of the little kids,” she said at a community meeting this week.Read full article >>
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In his first public appearance before the Prince George’s County Council, Schools Chief Executive Officer Kevin Maxwell said Tuesday that he is evaluating the district’s specialty programs, surveying underutilized schools and analyzing how grades are distributed in schools.Read full article >>
Your wait is over. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have gone ahead and satisfied the large demand for a digital archive -- officially called The Zuckerberg Files -- that include every single solitary word that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg ever said in public.Read full article >>
Education Secretary Arne Duncan paid a visit Monday to the District’s Brightwood Education Campus, where he observed a classroom of 4-year-olds who took turns gleefully banging on a drum for each syllable in their names.Read full article >>
Here’s an excerpt from Larry Ferlazzo’s new book, “Classroom Q & As: Expert Strategies For Teaching,” recently published by Education Week. It’s a compilation of some of the weekly teacher advice columns he writes for Ed Week, and includes contributions from acclaimed educators from across the United States. Ferlazzo teaches at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, CA, and has authored five other books on education. He also writes a popular education blog.Read full article >>