Incumbent James Lander won the Democratic endorsement for the Arlington School Board in a very close primary campaign.
Lander beat out economist and children’s book author Barbara Kanninen, by 47 votes in a two-day caucus that ended Saturday.Read full article >>
The D.C. Council’s education committee stepped into a looming fight over school boundaries last week when it voted unanimously to ensure that parents get at least a year’s notice before boundary changes take effect.Read full article >>
Ordinarily, a professor would worry if only one out of every 10 students passed a class. But University of Virginia historian Philip Zelikow seems enormously pleased with such results from the course he just finished teaching on the history of the modern world.Read full article >>
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The following fourth grade science quiz for a unit called "Dinosaurs: Genesis and the Gospel" has been making the rounds on Facebook and elsewhere on the Internet, and it turns out it is real.Read full article >>
Every year the Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the compensation of university presidents, and it just put out the list for four-year public colleges for the year. No. 1 on the list may surprise you.
Much of the national discussion about school reform revolves around recruiting and keeping top talent in the teaching field. Here's a post with a surprisingly different point of view. This was written by Esther Quintero, a research associate at the nonprofit Albert Shanker Institute. It first appeared on the institute's blog.
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St. Mary’s College of Maryland has only locked in about two-thirds of the students it needs for a full freshman class next school year, a shortfall that could cost the public liberal arts school $3.5 million in lost tuition.Read full article >>
The Montgomery County Council tentatively approved a $2.2 billion operating budget Monday for the public school system in fiscal 2014.
The budget includes $18.6 million in salary increases for employees starting in February 2014. The compensation boosts would include step increases for eligible employees and 2 percent increases for others.Read full article >>