A Calvert County sixth-grader who was suspended for making a gun gesture on a school bus in September will have the incident cleared from his records, according to the child’s mother.
The Maryland school system’s decision ends a case that added to a spate of disciplinary actions against students with pretend guns in the Washington region. Children have been suspended for pointing their fingers like guns, carrying toy guns and chewing a Pop-Tart-like pastry into the shape of a gun.Read full article >>
D.C. traditional and charter schools grew for the fifth year in a row, together enrolling 4 percent more students this fall than last, according to a raw count the Office of the State Superintendent of Education released Thursday.Read full article >>
The D.C. Public Charter School Board decided at a meeting Wednesday not to immediately initiate the closure of Options Public Charter, the Northeast Washington school at the center of allegations that its former managers diverted millions of dollars to their own for-profit companies.Read full article >>
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Prince George’s County Schools Chief Executive Officer Kevin Maxwell has selected a transition team to analyze the school system and offer recommendations on how to move the struggling system forward.
The 32-member panel, which includes local and regional educators, is scheduled to hold its first meeting on Monday.Read full article >>
Most of the people attending the first community forum to discuss the fiscal year 2015 operating budget for the Prince George’s County school system on Wednesday night do not have children attending public schools.Read full article >>
Public education’s biggest problem just keeps getting worse.
No, it’s not “bad” teachers or “bad” students or “bad”
parents or “bad” principals.
It’s this, from this story by my colleague Lyndsey Layton:Read full article >>