Three public schools and two private schools in the Washington area have been selected as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
Cashell Elementary School in Montgomery County, Haycock Elementary School in Fairfax County and Robert Goddard French Immersion Elementary/Middle School in Prince George’s County were among 287 public schools and 50 private schools across the country that received the honor for exemplary performance.Read full article >>
A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau said that 74 percent of all people who hold bachelor’s degrees in the four STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — don’t have jobs in what are considered to be STEM occupations. So with a big national push to get young people to move into STEMS jobs, the question is: What is a STEM occupation?Read full article >>
Strauss: Professor: Why I tell students to become teachers — even though the profession is under assault
Why, given the continuing assault on the teaching profession, would anyone suggest to young people that they consider becoming teachers? Here’s why, from Mark Naison, a professor of African American Studies and History at Fordham University and director of Fordham’s Urban Studies Program. He is the author of three books and over 100 articles on African American History, urban history, and the history of sports. He is also a co-founder of the Badass Teachers Association, an organization formed to resist corporate school reform and school accountability” systems that rely on standardized test scores for high-stakes purposes. A version of this appeared on his With A Brooklyn Accent blog.Read full article >>
The Washington Teachers’ Union opted not to endorse a candidate for the mayor’s race, saying in a statement that the city’s teachers hope to work more closely with whomever wins.
Elizabeth Davis, president of the union which represents more than 4,500 teachers and other educators, said that during a lengthy process of interviewing candidates and polling members, no clear front-runner emerged.Read full article >>