The Edward C. Mazique Parent Child Center became one of the first Head Start centers in the Washington region to lose its funding this summer because of a new competitive process aimed at improving the quality of the federal preschool programs.Read full article >>
Raaheela Ahmed, the teenager who nearly defeated Verjeana Jacobs, the then-chairman of the Prince George’s County Board of Education two years ago, has been selected by Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) to serve a one-year term as the student member on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.Read full article >>
Two D.C. charter schools you’ve probably never heard of have just been declared vital for our nation’s educational future. The reasons for focusing on these two schools are intriguing and mostly overlooked in the national debate about charters.Read full article >>
For years now, the U.S. public educational system has been the guinea pig for what many call “corporate education reform.” What is it? It is both a mindset and a group of specific measures foisted on school districts, including standardized test-based “accountability” systems, the spread of charter schools and vouchers, and the overall privatization of public schools. This primer explains it this way:Read full article >>
Charlene M. Dukes, president of the Maryland State Board of Education, will lead the 12-member policy-making panel for a third one-year term.
Dukes, unanimously reelected by the board late last month, continues as board president at a time when the state is preparing to administer new standardized tests aligned with more rigorous Common Core-based standards and is working to implement a new educator evaluation system.Read full article >>