Prince George’s County Schools Chief Executive Officer Kevin Maxwell has hired a long-time school employee as the district’s general counsel.
Shauna Battle, who has served as acting general counsel for the past year, replaces Roger C. Thomas, who left the position last year.Read full article >>
(Correction: An earlier version incorrectly said Jonathan Schorr worked at the White House. He works at the Education Department.)
Legislation in Congress called the GREAT Teachers and Principals Act sounds good but is anything but great in its proposal for new educator preparation programs, according to this post by Kenneth Zeichner, the Boeing Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Washington, a former vice president and current fellow of the American Educational Research Association, and a member of the National Academy of Education. He is also a former elementary teacher and Professor and former associate dean of teacher education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has done extensive research on teaching and teacher education.Read full article >>
Why do reading scores on standardized tests flatten out in 12th grade? Here’s a post that explains it by E.D. Hirsch, founder and chairman of the Core Knowledge Foundation and professor emeritus of education and humanities at the University of Virginia. He is the author of several acclaimed books on education issues, including the best-seller “Cultural Literacy.”Read full article >>
Local television news personality J.C. Hayward has asked a D.C. Superior Court judge to remove her from the list of defendants in a case involving allegations of a multimillion-dollar self-dealing scheme at a District charter school.Read full article >>
Alvin L. Crawley, a veteran educator who spent the past year as the interim superintendent of Prince George’s County schools, is expected to take on the role of interim schools chief in Alexandria.
The city School Board is scheduled to act on a contract with Crawley on Thursday night, the school district announced Wednesday. Crawley would lead the 13,500-student 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 >>