Doug Guthrie has had an up-and-down year at George Washington University.
Named dean of the GWU business school in 2010, Guthrie was given another title in April: vice president for China operations.
“Dean Guthrie is uniquely qualified to lead the development of GW’s presence in China and to ensure that our activities there are fully consistent with our educational mission, our academic values and our strategic priorities,” university President Steven Knapp said at the time. “He has been very effective in extending the global reach of his school, and I am grateful for his willingness to take on this new role on behalf of the university as a whole.”Read full article >>
A hearing examiner will consider the case of an Anne Arundel County boy suspended from school after chewing his Pop-Tart-like pastry into the shape of a gun.
The county Board of Education notified the family’s attorney Thursday by e-mailed letter that it will refer the high-profile disciplinary case to a hearing examiner for an evidentiary hearing. The date has not yet been set, according to the letter.Read full article >>
The Learning Network Blog: September Subjects: Hispanic Heritage, Constitution Day, Banned Books Week and More
I apologize for taking so long to tell the faithful readers of this blog that the Post is doing some remodeling and moving my columns from this page to a new one, which can be reached at http://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/page/jay-mathews.Read full article >>
In the great push by school reformers to improve the quality of teachers, principals and school leadership have been ignored -- and that’s an unhealthy oversight. There is research suggesting that school leadership is every bit as important as quality teaching. Yet principal turnover is high and increasing, with important consequences for schools. A 2012 RAND Corp. report said, for example, that about 20 percent of principals new to a school in urban districts leave that posting within one or two years, and the result can negatively impact achievement by individual students as well as the overall school. Writing about the issue is Jane O’Halloren, a six-year veteran teacher who has had an unusually large number of principals in her career. She plans to continue graduate work at the University of Minnesota or return to teaching next year.Read full article >>
Trinity Washington University, a Catholic women’s school, announced Thursday it plans to build a new $40 million academic center with science and health laboratories and classrooms on its campus in Northeast Washington. Construction on the school’s first new academic facility in a half century is expected to begin in summer 2014.Read full article >>