Loudoun County school officials offered a more detailed list Wednesday of the personal student and staff information that was publicly accessible online due to a security breach by a software vendor in late 2013.Read full article >>
The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to close Arts and Technology Academy, a large Northeast Washington elementary school, for failing to meet its academic achievement goals over the past 15 years.Read full article >>
The Prince George’s County school system is accepting applications for children who want to enroll in one of its 10 charter schools next year.
The deadline for applications is at 5 p.m. on Jan. 31.
Prince George’s has the second highest number of charter schools in Maryland. Only Baltimore City has more.Read full article >>
Calling school choice the best route out of poverty, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor took aim at New York City’s new mayor on Wednesday for his cooler stance toward public charter schools and warned that Republicans may hold congressional hearings on the education policies of Democrat Bill de Blasio’s administration.Read full article >>
BALTIMORE — Bringing new attention to harsh punishments in schools, federal officials Wednesday urged educators across the country to move away from practices that suspend students for minor infractions and disproportionately affect minorities.Read full article >>
Prince George’s County schools chief Kevin M. Maxwell has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year for his work in his previous job as head of the Anne Arundel County school system.Read full article >>