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Put this in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category: A Catholic high school for girls in California thought it would be a good idea to mark Black History Month with a special lunch menu of fried chicken, watermelon and cornbread. Many students and parents were not amused.Read full article >>
A former Maryland music teacher pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in a Baltimore County courtroom Thursday, clearing the way for his transfer to Montgomery County, where he is accused of sexually abusing 14 elementary school students and raping a middle school girl.Read full article >>
View Photo Gallery —An 18-year-old Mike Mitchell was at the Beatles’ first U.S. concert, snapping pictures with his 35mm Nikon with no flash. Those photos, which recently sold at auction, show a love of light and shadow that is reflected in his later work.Read full article >>
D.C. Public Schools do not spend as much time on testing as some other urban school districts, according to a new report from the national nonprofit Teach Plus.
Teach Plus examined school system assessment calendars in 12 large cities and found that kids spend an average of 1.7 percent of their time testing each year. But there is huge variation, with kids in high-testing districts spending five times as many hours on testing as kids in low-testing districts.Read full article >>
Slide presentations largely aim to provide audiences with visual aids to help in understanding complex ideas. But sometimes, the images can just add to the complexity.
At a meeting scheduled for Monday, the Fairfax County School Board plans to discuss Superintendent Karen Garza’s top initiative for this year: A new strategic plan for the school system. Garza has said that a concrete strategy will help her administration work more efficiently and make decisions with a specific goal in mind.Read full article >>