Fourteen school systems around the country, including the District and Prince George’s County, will receive grants totaling $30 million to improve the effectiveness of unsung middle managers in large urban districts — those who supervise principals.Read full article >>
Prince George’s County on Monday became home to a new summer literacy program sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, one of 131 Freedom Schools operating across the country.
About 100 students began the six-week literacy program designed to address the reading and reading comprehension problems that face middle school students.Read full article >>
Most of the children who live in Langley Park are at risk of not completing high school, as gang involvement, pregnancy and the need to work are all trumping education in the small, high-
poverty Prince George’s County community, according to a study released Monday.
Acknowledging concerns among parents, Fairfax County Schools Superintendent Karen Garza announced a new support team at the troubled Stuart High School, where a vast majority of staff in a survey described the leadership as ineffective.Read full article >>
With Maryland’s primary election Tuesday, four candidates vying for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education are making their final push with voters.
Three of the candidates have experience as parent advocates and have held PTA leadership roles in Montgomery: Merry Eisner-Heidorn, Shebra Evans and Jill Ortman-Fouse. The fourth, Edward Amatetti, was a teacher for seven years and works in finance.Read full article >>
Northwestern University’s Medill school of journalism changed its name several years back to this unwieldly title: Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.Read full article >>
A little more than two years ago, the emergence of massive open online courses wowed the higher education world. The sheer scale of the response to free classes from star faculty at prestigious universities boggled minds. A single professor was capable of reaching more students — topping 100,000, say — with one online course than she would have drawn in an entire career of lecturing on campus.Read full article >>