The D.C. Public Charter school board voted Monday night to begin the process to revoke the charter for Potomac Prep in Northeast Washington.
Darren Woodruff, vice chairman of the board, said the decision was based on a "a decade- long pattern of declining academic performance and challenges with management.”Read full article >>
The Fairfax School Board will meet with county supervisors next Tuesday to begin discussions on funding the growing school system next year as administrators seek to cover a $117 million shortfall.
Schools officials said Monday that this year’s negotiations with supervisors will probably not be as fraught as in years past, when financial obligations and a struggling economy hampered the school system. Last year, the school system eliminated more than 720 staff positions and increased class sizes to reduce the budget.Read full article >>
Some parents in Prince George’s County are upset about a plan to make Largo High School one of the locations for the school district’s new international high schools, telling school board members that the community has asked for additional programming for the students who already attend the school.Read full article >>
The Learning Network: What Are the Best Teaching Methods for Getting Students to Behave Well in Class?
Karen Hendren and Nikki Jones are highly regarded first-grade teachers at Skelly Elementary School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They wrote an open letter to the parents of the children in their classes that explains why they have decided not to administer a standardized test known as the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) or student surveys that they believe violate students’ privacy.Read full article >>