You learned in school about what happened in July 1776, and think you have a good handle on events surrounding American independence from Great Britain. Right?
Well, if you think that was the day that America’s independence was declared by the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia, you are wrong.Read full article >>
The District’s traditional public school system is sending principals out to knock on doors in a campaign to sell itself to city families, an aggressive move to boost enrollment and maintain market share after years of ceding ground to charter schools.Read full article >>
Penn State University tallied the nation’s highest number of reports of forcible sex offenses on campus in 2012 — 56 — a total that university officials attribute in part to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.Read full article >>
Loudoun County’s new superintendent of schools, who began his job Tuesday, has selected a new assistant superintendent for instruction, taking a top schools official from neighboring Fairfax County.
Terri Breeden, who has been in Fairfax since 2006, most recently served as assistant superintendent for professional learning and accountability. Breeden will succeed Sharon Ackerman, who is retiring after 15 years overseeing instruction in Loudoun.Read full article >>
New results from an international survey shows that U.S. public school teachers work harder under more difficult conditions than teachers elsewhere in the industrialized world, and they don’t have the same kind of supports, such as enough useful feedback and professional development. In this post, Linda Darling-Hammond explains the results and their importance to the teaching profession. Darling-Hammond is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and Faculty Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. She is also the founding director and a member of the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future, which hosted the release of the TALIS results last week in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This appeared on Huffington Post.Read full article >>
The District has made progress toward complying with federal special-education law, the U.S. Education Department reported last week, but the city continues to be one of a handful of jurisdictions that lag far behind expectations for serving children with disabilities.Read full article >>