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 >>
Fairfax County is looking for a few good teachers.
The school system will host two job fairs in coming months to recruit new educators for next year with “a strong academic background and a passion to make a difference in the lives of students,” according to a statement.Read full article >>
After a long run as president of George Washington University, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg turned his thoughts to leaders whose time was cut short.
“Presidencies Derailed: Why University Leaders Fail and How to Prevent It,” published in August by Johns Hopkins University Press, takes on a subject of irresistible interest to those who track higher education.Read full article >>
Cold temperatures and resulting school closings didn’t stop Fairfax teacher Ken Halla from holding class Tuesday.
For students enrolled in one section of his Advanced Placement Government class, Halla had posted a video online for the teenagers to watch, take notes on and prepare for a quiz later in the week on landmark Supreme Court cases.Read full article >>
For the past two years, many colleges have scrambled to help students find the money they need to stay in school because the federal government tightened standards for lending to parents.
The flux was especially intense for historically black colleges and universities, including Howard and Morgan State universities, which serve a large share of students in financial need.Read full article >>