Alvin L. Crawley, a veteran educator who spent the last year as the interim superintendent of Prince George’s County Schools, is now expected to take on the temporary leadership role in Alexandria.
The city’s school board is expected to approve a contract with Crawley Thursday night. He will lead the school system while the board conducts a national search for a permanent superintendent to replace Morton Sherman, who resigned abruptly before the beginning of the school year.Read full article >>
Malala Yousafzai was on a bus returning home from school exactly one year ago, Oct. 9, 2012, when she was shot in the head by a gunman from the Taliban, which had earlier banned girls from going to school in Pakistan's Swat Valley, where Malala lived. She blogged anonymously against the edict and later came to be publicly known as an advocate for education for girls. Malala survived the shooting but had to have intensive rehabilitation in England.Read full article >>
The Montgomery County school board has agreed to look into shifting high school starting times to 8:15 a.m., a week after the county superintendent proposed delaying the first bell nearly an hour so that teenagers can get more sleep.Read full article >>