Approximately 500 Prince George’s County first-graders had to retake an assessment test used to identify students for the county’s gifted and talented program after the original exams went missing on their way to be scanned.Read full article >>
National groups representing school boards, superintendents and principals are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling against a Pennsylvania middle school that tried to ban students from wearing bracelets stamped with the slogan “I (heart) boobies! (KEEP A BREAST)” as part of breast cancer awareness.Read full article >>
Many university leaders in the Washington region and elsewhere are denouncing a movement to boycott academic institutions in Israel, an issue that in the past few weeks has seized the attention of higher education.Read full article >>
Would a Mayor Muriel Bowser keep Chancellor Kaya Henderson at the helm of D.C. Public Schools?
Bowser, one of four D.C. Council members challenging incumbent Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) in April’s Democratic primary, faced that question twice on Friday during WAMU-FM’s Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi and Tom Sherwood.Read full article >>
Bring the Prohibition Era alive — Free Lesson Plan Download
January 16th marks the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 18th Amendment and the beginning of the Prohibition Era. Download our totally free lesson plan on the Prohibition Era. Students will learn about the background of the 18th Amendment, the individuals who fought for and against Prohibition, and its eventual repeal — on December 5, 1933.