Georgetown University is offering antibiotics to students who came in close contact with Andrea Jaime, a sophomore who died of meningitis on Tuesday, to prevent others from developing the illness.
In an email to students and staff on Thursday night, administrators wrote that no additional cases of meningitis other than Jaime’s had been identified. To protect students, the university said, it had already provided antibiotics to Jaime’s close friends and would seek others who had had close contact with her.Read full article >>
Recently approved school boundary changes have been a source of anxiety and controversy for many District parents. And two leading mayoral candidates have pushed to slow or restart the process across the city.Read full article >>
Two days after the Alexandria school system locked the doors of all of the city’s public schools as a security precaution, Alexandria police said Thursday that a gunman who was reportedly spotted near an elementary school never existed.Read full article >>
A Prince George’s County Council member is calling on Schools Chief Kevin M. Maxwell to fire a high school principal at the center of two discrimination cases that were recently settled.
Council member Mary A. Lehman (D-Laurel) said she is “appalled by the school system’s defense of the pattern of blatantly racist behavior by the principal of Largo High School.”Read full article >>
The Prince George’s Board of Education, which continues to navigate its way around the new governance structure that took effect last year, is trying to figure out how to better work with Schools Chief Kevin M. Maxwell and to create core values and a mission statement for the school system.Read full article >>
While a national debate roils about professional athletes whacking kids, it seems useful to remember that 19 states still allow children to be hit in public school, sometimes to the point of bruising. A federal data analysis found that on average, one child is hit in public school every 30 seconds somewhere in the United States.Read full article >>
INDIANAPOLIS — The old model that colleges used to recruit, through mass mailings to promising students and selective visits to key high schools, is giving way to sophisticated matchmaking tools of technology.Read full article >>
Two more cases of whooping cough have been confirmed in Montgomery County public schools, according to health officials, who now are reporting a total of 20 cases since an outbreak during the first week of school.Read full article >>