I’ll be doing a live chat on washingtonpost.com at 1 p.m.EDT today, so if you have any questions or comments about anything in education (or even marginally related), send them in here:Read full article >>
The 62-year-old National Teacher of the Year Program is the oldest national honors program that focuses on teaching excellence, and this week, the 2014 winners from each state, the District and U.S. territories are in the nation’s capital’s for the annual celebration.Read full article >>
The 2014 National Teacher of the Year is 30-year-old Sean McComb of Maryland, an accomplished English teacher who started a program at Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts in Baltimore County Public Schools to help students in the “academic middle” stretch themselves so they can succeed in college.Read full article >>
Teachers will receive salary increases and students taking advanced classes won’t have to pay testing fees under a new budget plan presented by superintendent Karen Garza late Monday to the Fairfax County school board.Read full article >>
Ten-year-old Shashi Arnold is a self-proclaimed doodler who wants to become an author and illustrator when she grows up.
In the meantime, some of her artwork might soon be available for all the world to see.Read full article >>
When Fairfax County’s school superintendent, Karen Garza, took office in July, she faced a dire outlook for fiscal 2015, with some internal projections showing a $140 million budget shortfall.
In her first months as leader of the school system, Garza often described the situation she had inherited as a “crisis.”Read full article >>
Leaders of Hospitality High, a D.C. charter school backed by some of the Washington area’s largest hotel companies, have decided to relinquish their charter to join the city’s traditional school system.Read full article >>