New data released by the Chicago Public School system reveals that the city’s public charter schools — whose expansion has been pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for several years — expelled about 12 times the number of students last year than did traditional public schools.Read full article >>
The Prince George’s County Board of Education, which has had a rocky start adjusting to the school system’s new governance structure, was united on Tuesday night, voting unanimously to approve the $1.75 billion budget proposed by Schools Chief Executive Officer Kevin M. Maxwell.Read full article >>
It’s official. Prince George’s parents, mark your calendars.
Schools in Prince George’s County will start one week later for the 2014-15 school year.
The Prince George’s County Board of Education approved the school calendar Tuesday night, and one of the biggest changes is the delayed start.Read full article >>
On Tuesday, members of the Fairfax County school board took part in a rally before county executive Ed Long presented the proposed budget for next year. Long’s budget calls for a 2 percent increase in local funds to the schools, significantly lower than new superintendent Karen Garza’s original 5.7 percent request.Read full article >>
Fairfax County School Board members will host two budget meetings this week to discuss strategies for addressing the upcoming decision by the Board of Supervisors to set the tax rate limits for next year.Read full article >>
Two Fairfax County band directors received honors this month for exemplary leadership in musical education.
Jane Morgan, who teaches at Stratford Landing and Waynewood elementary schools, and Linda Gammon, of Rachel Carson Middle, were named the 2013-2014 band directors of the year by the Fairfax County Band Directors Association.Read full article >>
School board members in Montgomery County got their first detailed look this week at a new plan to turn around the district’s beleaguered alternative education program for students in middle and high school.Read full article >>
The Loudoun County School Board has approved a musical theater pilot program that is scheduled to start next fall at Heritage High School.
As many as 32 talented high school juniors or seniors will be selected for the part-time magnet program, designed to give them an edge when applying for specialized arts programs in college or pursuing work in the field.Read full article >>
The law of unintended consequences essentially states that individual and government actions always have some unintended consequences. In the following post, Arthur H. Camins writes about the unintended consequences of many education reform policies. Camins is the director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. The ideas expressed in this article are his alone and do not represent Stevens Institute. His other writing can be found at www.arthurcamins.com .Read full article >>
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For the first time, the federal government plans to regulate how food is marketed in public schools, part of first lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to reduce the allure of unhealthy foods to the nation’s children.Read full article >>