There’s a new crisis in New Jersey, and it isn’t about traffic jams.
Public protests in Newark are growing over an effort by Superintendent Cami Anderson, who was appointed to run the state-operated district by Gov. Chris Christie, to reshape the city’s school system. She plans to close some traditional schools, lay off more than 1,000 teachers and hire Teach For America recruits to fill some open spots, and create a single enrollment system for the 21 charters and 71 traditional public schools under an initiative called One Newark.Read full article >>
There is a lot to celebrate about the pre-kindergarten program in the D.C. public schools. In fact, some aspects of the program are so strong that school officials would be smart to borrow them for application in later grades. This is all explained in the following post by Elaine Weiss, the national coordinator for the Broader Bolder Approach to Education, a project of the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute that recognizes the impact of social and economic disadvantage on many schools and students, and works to better the conditions that limit many children’s readiness to learn.Read full article >>
A state audit of the Prince George’s County school system found that weak financial controls and insufficient oversight have resulted in $1 million in overpayments to employees and have left the district’s computer network vulnerable to attack.Read full article >>
The nonprofit organization that oversees the online Common Application for hundreds of colleges announced an abrupt leadership shuffle Wednesday, months after the rocky rollout of a redesigned application system.Read full article >>
George Mason University, the largest public university in Virginia, aims to grow its international student enrollment by 50 percent in five years through a joint venture with an overseas recruiting firm announced Wednesday.Read full article >>
The D.C. Council set aside $6 million last spring to help D.C International — a new language immersion charter school for students in grades six through 12 — renovate its home-to-be, a building on the site of the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Northwest Washington.Read full article >>
The biggest advocates for the new musical theater arts magnet school that the Loudoun County School Board approved Tuesday night were some of its future applicants.
Before the board voted 7 to 2 to approve the pilot program, which will serve up to 32 students starting in the fall, a ninth-grader from Loudoun County High School approached the dais.Read full article >>
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