“Ice is back and the road won’t listen,” raps Michael Ulku-Steiner, the head of private Durham Academy in North Carolina, and Lee Hark, assistant head of school, as they announce a snow day for Thursday to the tune of “Ice, Ice, Baby,” by Vanilla Ice.Read full article >>
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With a series of storms and cold snaps during the winter of 2013-2014, snow days at the region’s schools have been starting to pile up. The snowstorm that began Wednesday night has led the region’s school systems to close again Thursday, and cancellations are approaching the number during the 2009-2010 winter, when the area was hit with “Snowmageddon.”Read full article >>
The College Park City Council voted this week to allow 18-year-olds to run for public office, opening up the opportunity for students at the University of Maryland to seek council seats or the mayor’s office.Read full article >>
House Democratic leaders are worried that Education Secretary Arne Duncan is not doing enough to hold states accountable for educating public school students who are low-income, minority, disabled or English-language learners.Read full article >>
Inspiring Classroom Innovations: Nancie Lindblom
Trying to get students engaged in American history? Meet Nancie Lindblom, winner of the Arizona Teacher of the Year award in 2013. Inspired by her recent MA degree, Nancie is developing new, innovative material that gets students excited about government. See how Nancie revolutionized her classroom.