New vaccinations will be required for Maryland students entering kindergarten and seventh grade when the new school year starts in August, health officials said this week.
Children starting kindergarten must have two chicken pox vaccinations, rather than one, and students headed into seventh grade need Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and meningococcal vaccinations, officials said.Read full article >>
Strauss: Mark Zuckerberg is giving $120 million to Bay Area schools (after his last education reform effort didn’t go so well)
Two months ago, D.C. officials released three politically charged proposals to overhaul the city’s school boundaries and student-assignment policies, setting off vigorous debate about the future of the city’s neighborhood schools.Read full article >>
Earlier this month I published a post titled “Is the $1 trillion student loan debt really a crisis?” by Donald E. Heller, dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University, which sparked a lot of comments and questions. It started out this way:Read full article >>
A veteran educator who decided she wanted to become a teacher when she was in elementary school was given the 2014 Christa McAuliffe Outstanding Teacher award during an employee recognition dinner Thursday night in Greenbelt.Read full article >>