Top leaders of the Fairfax County school system met with parents and community members at Bailey’s Elementary School on Wednesday night to outline plans to alleviate severe crowding issues at the school.Read full article >>
There is a big gap between what President Obama says about educational equity and the consequences of his policies. Here’s a post on this by Arthur H. Camins, director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. His writing can be found at his website.Read full article >>
In the big push for “quality teachers,” the question about what that means gets short shrift. Here’s a piece on the subject by Mike Rose, a professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and author of several books. His most recent works are “Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education, and “Public Education Under Siege,” which he co-edited with Michael B. Katz.Read full article >>
A University of Virginia panel has proposed that the institution break many of its ties with the state government and operate more like a private school.
Such an arrangement — which would need state lawmakers’ approval and likely would meet opposition — would allow Virginia’s flagship public school the freedom to more easily increase tuition and accept more top-tier students from across the country and the world. Although it could increase U-Va.’s prestige and shore up its finances, such a move could also make it more difficult for in-state students to win admission and could significantly raise their tuition.Read full article >>