Alexandria School Board member Marc Williams was the only dissenting vote during Thursday night’s decision to release Morton Sherman from his three-year contract as superintendent.
The 8 to 1 vote, held during a special session, happened quickly and without public debate, except for Williams’s plea to his board members to oppose the motion.Read full article >>
Alexandria Superintendent Morton Sherman is leaving the city’s top schools job immediately, putting the district’s leadership in limbo just days before the start of the school year.
The Alexandria School Board voted 8 to 1 Thursday night to release Sherman, who was hired in 2008, from his contract. The surprise move negated the final 22 months of his current three-year agreement, which was set to expire in June 2015.Read full article >>
Today, African American students are more isolated than they were 40 years ago, while most education policymakers and reformers have abandoned integration as a cause.
That reality is explained in a new report called “For Public Schools, Segregation Then, Segregation Since: Education and the Unfinished March” by Richard Rothstein of the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute, which looks at the reasons and the implications of continued school segregation.Read full article >>
As another school-year begins, bleary-eyed teenagers are again waiting at bus stops in Montgomery County and other parts of the region — and the campaign to push back high school start times is returning to the spotlight.Read full article >>