(Update: More tweets from kids after they took the test)
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Superintendent Joshua P. Starr issued recommendations Tuesday on boundaries and grade configurations that affect elementary schools in the Silver Spring and Clarksburg areas of Montgomery County.
Starr backed a continued “pairing” of New Hampshire Estates and Oak View elementary schools in Silver Spring. His recommendation would keep grades as they are now, with students in pre-kindergarten through second grade attending New Hampshire Estates and those in third to fifth grades going to Oak View.Read full article >>
The fields of psychology and education were revolutionized 30 years ago when the now world-renowned psychologist Howard Gardner published his 1983 book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences,” which detailed a new model of human intelligence that went beyond the traditional view that there was a single kind that could be measured by standardized tests. (You can read his account of how he came up with the theory here.)Read full article >>
Montgomery schools officials Tuesday discarded the results of a student-created survey of 10th-graders at Poolesville High School after a parent raised concerns about the nature of questions that asked about family income, political affiliations, religion and sexual orientation.Read full article >>
The District’s charter schools expelled far fewer students in the 2012-13 school year than the school year before, but individual charters’ expulsion rates continued to vary widely, according to D.C. Public Charter School Board data released Tuesday.Read full article >>