There are plenty of college presidents skeptical of President Obama’s plan to rate their schools on value and access. But don’t overlook those who support the idea, such as F. King Alexander of Louisiana State University.Read full article >>
Fairfax County schools will host two upcoming events for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math.
On Saturday, middle and high school students, parents and teachers keen to learn more about future trends in STEM-related fields can gather at Chantilly High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The expo will include presentations on how to prepare for a STEM career from experts from the CIA, Northrop Grumman, the FBI and Micron Technology. Exhibitors will also provide students with information on businesses, industries and educational opportunities involving technology, engineering, math and health and medical sciences. Those interested in attending the expo can register here.Read full article >>
The Alexandria School Board unanimously approved a plan Thursday night to re-consolidate the city’s middle schools, dissolving the five smaller schools within schools that were created just four years ago.Read full article >>
If you hear a voice within you say, 'You cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D), who has told county residents to “judge this administration” on what happens to the school system, filed for reelection on Friday.
Baker’s bid for a second term comes less than a year after he sought a complete takeover of the county’s long-struggling school system.Read full article >>
A cohort of 150 Fairfax County schools teachers gathered in McLean Thursday night for a screening of a new documentary showing a day in the life of a public school system in California.
The 90-minute film, “Go Public,” chronicles the day of May 8, 2012, in the Pasadena Unified School District through the perspective of 50 different people connected to the schools. The showing at the AMC theater in Tyson’s Corner was organized by Mosby Woods elementary second grade teacher Kristine Choi said Fairfax Education Association president Kimberly Adams.Read full article >>
In some ways, it is easy for a big university to swallow a small college.
George Washington University, with 25,000-plus students and an endowment exceeding $1.3 billion, showed this week that it has the means to decide on short notice to absorb the neighboring Corcoran College of Art and Design, with roughly 550 students and major financial troubles.Read full article >>
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) has reestablished a commission, made up of parents, business owners and educators, to advise him on ways to improve the county schools.
The Commission for Education Excellence took a hiatus last year while Baker pushed to take over the school system and after Segun Eubanks, the commission’s former chairman, was appointed to lead the district’s new hybrid school board.Read full article >>
Caitlin Flanagan spent a year investigating college fraternities for The Atlantic, and the resulting story is a long and thorough look at the history of these organizations, the way they deal with liability insurance and a host of other serious issues, including sexual assault, hazing and binge drinking.Read full article >>