Education News from Washington Post

Syndicate content Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post
The Washington Post Local Education section provides coverage and analysis of schools, home school and education policy for DC, Maryland and Virginia. With in-depth coverage and analysis of Washington, DC education and schools, including DC charter schools, DC Schools Chancellor, DC teacher contract news and map of DC schools.
Updated: 5 hours 36 min ago

More changes at the top in Montgomery County’s school system

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:03pm

Montgomery County made more changes to its top school leadership Tuesday, bringing in an educator from Baltimore as its chief academic officer.

Maria V. Navarro, acting chief academic officer of Baltimore City Public Schools, takes the job of chief academic officer in Montgomery County. With 151,000 students, Montgomery is Maryland’s largest and fastest-growing school system.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Strauss: National principals group urges slowdown in Common Core implementation

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 4:37pm

The National Association of Secondary School Principals is calling for a slowdown in the Common Core initiative, citing educators’ concerns about “the implementation of the new standards in their states and the inadequate training they have received to help them ensure that their teachers are able to change instructional practices.”

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Prince William board’s vote on high school boundaries delayed pending DOJ inquiry

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 4:20pm

Prince William County school officials announced Tuesday that a vote on new boundaries for the 12th high school will be delayed so they have time to respond to an inquiry from the Department of Justice about the boundary-setting process and the projected demographic changes it would cause.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Baker says ‘there is one government’ since Pr. George’s school system restructuring

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:16pm

When Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III sought to take over the school system, he said the effort would allow the government to coordinate resources with the school district.

During a recent interview about hitting the one-year mark since the restructuring of the school system took effect, Baker said there is “no confusion that there is one government.”

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Strauss: Black educator: Is the education reform movement too white?

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:01pm

Andre Perry, the founding dean of urban education at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and author of  ”The Garden Path: The Miseducation of a City” wrote a piece on the PostEverything blog on washingtonpost.com that offers a different take on race and school reform. Perry — who tweets @andreperryedu — wrote in part:

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Strauss: ‘Network routers’: a new proposal to put education research into practice

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:31am

It’s no secret that there is a huge gap between education research and practice. Here’s a new proposal to bridge that gap, by Jack Schneider. an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross and the author of From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse: How Scholarship Becomes Common Knowledge in Education . He tweets @Edu_Historian and is currently co-writing the Ed Week blog K-12 Schools: Beyond the Rhetoric.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Spoiled containers of milk being investigated in Prince William school cafeterias

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:26am

Prince William County cafeterias are not selling milk this week, after workers reported some spoiled containers of milk.

School officials notified Newport News-based Marva Maid Dairy about the spoiled half-pint containers of milk on May 23, according to a letter sent home to families on Monday. They initially thought it was an isolated incident but later learned about problems in Henrico County with the same supplier.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Maryland schools chief takes to Twitter

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:23am

Maryland’s schools chief is slated to lead her first Twitter chat Tuesday night, in a public give-and-take using the popular social network.

Lillian M. Lowery, the state’s superintendent of schools, and her invited guest, Ray Leone, the president of Maryland’s PTA, will take questions tweeted to #MSDEChat from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Pr. George’s school board to discuss district’s strategic plan

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:01am

As the Prince George’s County Board of Education begins to work on redefining the school system’s mission, vision and core values, it is also offering input to School Chief Kevin Maxwell as he devises a strategic plan for the district.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Strauss: 6th graders seeking payment for taking Common Core field tests

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 6:02am

Some sixth grade students in Massachusetts who spent hours over several days taking practice versions of newly developed Common Core tests decided that they should be paid for their work and are seeking payment for serving as “guinea pigs.”

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Strauss: The real story behind drop in scores on N.Y. Regents exams

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:01am

Two educators in New York did an analysis of scores on the June 2013 New York State Regents exams and found something  interesting that somehow never made it into news stories, including a recent “exclusive” by one New York City newspaper. Read about it what it was below in the post by Carol Burris and John Murphy. Burris, the award-winning principal of  South Side High School in the Rockville Centre School District,  has been chronicling the flawed implementation of school reform and the Common Core State Standards in a series of posts on this blog (here, and here and here and here and here, for example).  Murphy is the assistant principal of South Side High School in charge of the school’s English department.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Strauss: Three innovative ways to address mental health issues

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 4:02am

With every new traumatic shooting that rivets the nation’s attention, mental health becomes a hot topic for debate for a short while before dying down until the next disaster. In an attempt to move the dialogue into action, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, and the Cigna Foundation are hosting an all-day forum on Wednesday, June 4, at George Washington University titled  “It’s Time to Take Action: Innovative Community Approaches to Children’s Mental Health.” You can learn more here,  and read the following post, which details steps that will move the mental health debate from dialogue to action. It was written by Mary Giliberti and Stuart Lustig. Giliberti is the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Lustig is the lead medical director for child and adolescent care for Cigna Behavioral Health and associate clinical professor at the University of California San Francisco in the Department of Psychiatry.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Schools get road map for improving discipline practices

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:01am

A national report described as a first-of-its-kind road map for improving discipline practices in U.S. public schools was released Tuesday, with 60 recommendations intended to help schools reduce suspensions and create better learning conditions.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Prince George’s schools mark one year under new governance structure

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 6:10pm

Since Maryland lawmakers gave Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) unprecedented power over the state’s second-largest school system last year, the district has hired a new superintendent, gained six new school board members and started to slowly work on reforms to reinvent itself.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Strauss: How much do Oklahoma legislators hate the Common Core? This much.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:53pm

It’s one thing to critique the Common Core State Standards. It’s another thing entirely to do what the Oklahoma legislature has done: pass a bill that not only stops schools from using the standards but also insists that new state standards are carefully compared to the Core to make sure there is no resemblance. That’s part of a bill known as HB 3399, which is now in the hands of Gov. Mary Fallin, who has this week to decide whether to sign it or kill it — either by vetoing it or or not signing it into law.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

D.C. officials allege improper diversion of charter funds

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:41pm

Kent Amos, founder of one of the oldest and largest D.C. charter school networks, allegedly funneled millions of school dollars to a for-profit management company he owns, according to a legal complaint filed Monday by D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

New principals announced for Alexandria middle schools

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:54am

An educator from Houston has been chosen to guide Francis C. Hammond Middle School as its principal when it reopens next September as one large school instead of three small ones.

Meilin Jao will lead the re-consolidated school, Alexandria superintendent Alvin L. Crawley announced Sunday. She will work with three academic principals and a dean of students in a new leadership structure designed to nurture personal relationships with students in a larger setting.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Fairfax County schools to consider calendar changes

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:37am

Fairfax County School Superintendent Karen Garza is proposing significant changes to the school calendar for next fall, a move that would eliminate early elementary school release on Mondays and would effectively add 10 days to the schedule to account for inclement weather.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Prince George’s school celebrates its 50th anniversary

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:35am

The students at James McHenry Elementary School in Prince George’s County recently held a day-long celebration of the school’s golden anniversary by taking a step back in time to recognize other events and births that took place in 1963-1964.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Strauss: Spain’s king-to-be went to Georgetown University

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:39am

Spain’s Prince Felipe, who is about to become the new king of his country, went to high school in Canada, college in Madrid, and earned a master’s degree at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Felipe’s father, King Juan Carlos, announced Monday morning that he would abdicate in favor of his son, who is 46 and whose full name is Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News
Stay Connected with NCSS:   Follow NCSSNetwork on Twitter FaceBook.png rss_0.gif