Lawmakers in North Carolina agreed Wednesday to come up with an alternative to the Common Core State Standards in math and reading.
The House and Senate agreed to a compromise that creates a commission to reexamine the Common Core standards and find ways to improve on them.Read full article >>
Preschool programs should be integral parts of elementary schools with comparable funding levels and school hours; child-care professionals should be trained as teachers, not babysitters; and state data systems should include information about early education, according to a blueprint for speeding up improvements in early education.Read full article >>
Several teachers and parents have been eviscerating me, rightfully, for my thoughtless dismissal of poster-board projects — those visual assignments we’ve all had to do — as homework. My column on that subject cited an expert — former national high school principal of the year, Mel Riddile — who thought poster boards were often misused. But I failed to emphasize something Riddile and I both know: These days poster boards can be vital for the presentation skills all children should learn.Read full article >>
Veteran Fairfax County administrator Deirdre Lavery has been named principal of Springfield’s Lee High School.
Lavery succeeds Abe Jeffers, who left Lee in May to serve as a top administrator in Richmond city schools. Lavery had most recently served as the director of the old Cluster 3.Read full article >>