It’s one of the fault lines of modern parenting: What do you do when you stumble into a teenage drinking party? Look the other way? Shut it down? Call the police?
Susan Burkinshaw, a PTA mom from Germantown, Md., admits that she would want to close her eyes, plug her ears and back right out the door. “I think that’s what we would all want to do, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do,” she says, urging parental courage.Read full article >>
The Fairfax County School Board approved a measure Thursday night that would allow the board to seek both fiscal autonomy and taxing authority from the state.
The 9 to 3 vote was part of the School Board’s 2014 legislative program, which asks the General Assembly to grant school boards the power to tax residents in order to generate revenue for classroom needs.Read full article >>
About 75 students at Friendly High School in Prince George’s County who supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink shirts were given in-school suspensions Friday for violating the school’s uniform policy.Read full article >>
Kevin Maxwell, the new Prince George’s County schools chief, asked the Board of Education on Thursday night to make significant changes to the district’s $1.7 billion budget, allowing the school system to pay for several new executive level positions, additional teachers, some security improvements and other initiatives.Read full article >>
Two public charter schools will lease Shaed Elementary, a Northeast D.C. school building that has been vacant for the past two years, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Friday.
Shaed was closed in 2011 because of low enrollment. It will become the permanent home for the Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School, which is now housed in an old commercial laundry building in Northwest Washington’s U Street neighborhood.Read full article >>