Fairfax County schools superintendent Karen Garza vigorously defended her proposed $2.5 billion budget Monday as “reasonable” while some School Board members questioned her tactic of asking for far more than county supervisors have said they are willing to give.Read full article >>
The Bunkum Awards?
Presented by the National Education Policy Center, which brings together interdisciplinary scholars at the University of Colorado, Boulder, these awards are given for what the presenters say is “shoddy” educational research, “work based on weak data, questionable analysis and overblown recommendations.”Read full article >>
The last time Howard University was looking for a president, the board of trustees picked a pair of heavy hitters as co-chairmen of the search committee: business executive Richard D. Parsons and retired Gen. Colin L. Powell.Read full article >>
Emily Durso, who briefly served as the District’s interim state superintendent of education last year, has taken a new job with D.C. Public Schools, where she will be responsible for overseeing an effort to improve the city’s traditional middle and high schools.Read full article >>
The Prince George’s County school system — operating under a new governance structure for the past six months — has hired a new superintendent, gained six new school board members and is pushing forward with plans to reinvent itself, according to a new report submitted to state lawmakers.Read full article >>
Rep. George Miller’s decision to retire after 40 years in Congress, coming after the announced retirement of Sen. Tom Harkin (Iowa), means Democrats will lose their two strongest congressional leaders on education issues at the end of the year.Read full article >>
Howard University’s board of trustees announced Monday that veteran Washington lawyer Vernon E. Jordan Jr. will lead a presidential search committee charged with replacing Sidney A. Ribeau, who retired abruptly last year after months of internal debate over the condition of the university.Read full article >>
A Fairfax County schools employee was arrested Monday on charges that he stole hundreds of school system computers and put them up for sale online.
Craig Soderberg, 60, of Alexandria was charged with two counts of embezzlement in a scheme to refurbish older laptops and sell them on the secondary market, police said. They said they found more than 1,200 laptops at Soderberg’s home in a search on Thursday.Read full article >>