Police will be posted in all 25 Montgomery County high schools next fall as county leaders bolstered the schools’ security force in a final budget approved last week.
The budget for the year that begins July 1 includes 10 new school resource officers (SROs), who will join 12 school police officers in place and three supported by the cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg and the county sheriff’s department.Read full article >>
This is what Jamienne Studley, a deputy under secretary at the Education Department, told a group of college presidents who were meeting to talk about President’s Obama’s plan to rate colleges with the apparent aim of driving out of business schools that don’t meet the administration’s definition of success, as reported by The New York Times:Read full article >>
BLACKSBURG, Va. — The incoming president of Virginia Tech, a public university that seeks to be known as an engine of innovation, holds 17 patents and was co-inventor of a laser process crucial for making white-light-emitting diodes.Read full article >>
When people began telling me of J.E.B. Stuart High School’s decline, with scores plummeting and teachers leaving, I contacted Bill Horkan, a veteran math teacher at the Fairfax County school who is one of the most insightful educators I know.Read full article >>
School reformers have made student outcomes the big focus of their efforts, targeting teachers for failure to improve student achievement. But teachers say they ignore the inputs — the issues students bring into a classroom and the training/resources of teachers. Here’s a look about the problem with outcome-based assessment, by Ben Spielberg, a Teach For America alum and current math instructional coach in San Jose Unified School District who serves on the Executive Board of the San Jose Teachers Association. Ben co-founded 34justice.com and blogs about a variety of social justice issues, where you can find a version of this post. He has a bachelors degree in Mathematical and Computational Sciences from Stanford University and has written several articles about education research and policy.Read full article >>
Several thousand students staged a candlelight vigil Saturday night in the seaside community near the University of California at Santa Barbara where a 22-year-old gunman killed six people — including three students — and injured 13 others. Flags on the campus were lowered to half-staff and school officials moved quickly to set up counseling services for students, faculty and staff.Read full article >>
Traffic cameras in the District have caught city school bus drivers speeding and running red lights hundreds of times in recent years, and — unlike most drivers in the District — they haven’t had to pay the tickets, according to city records.Read full article >>