It looks like a charter school operated by Imagine Foundation in Prince George’s County will stay put.
Imagine Leeland Public Charter School, which is currently based in an Upper Marlboro church, had asked the county Board of Education to lease a vacant elementary school in Forrestville to better accommodate its programming.Read full article >>
Since 2011, the state-run Philadelphia public school district has adopted what is called the “portfolio model” of school reform as its “theory of change.” The model is a move away from the traditional school district, in which a centralized administration controls a set of public schools, to an arrangement in which a group of different kinds of schools, which could include traditional public as well as charter and privately run schools, are overseen by a central entity. Supporters think it gives parents more choice; opponents think that the choice most parents get is phony and that the portfolio model is a step toward the privatization of public education.Read full article >>
The Washington Post has honored teaching excellence in the Washington region for three decades, with more than 500 teachers winning the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award for their work in the classroom, creativity and contribution to the improvement of education.Read full article >>
What’s going on here?
Last September, Bill Gates admitted that he doesn’t know if the school reform initiatives that he is massively funding will work. To be precise, he said during an interview at Harvard University:Read full article >>