More than 40 Virginia schools will have school resource officers next school year, thanks to new state grants announced Monday.
The schools, which are currently not staffed by any law enforcement officers, are amping up their security in response to the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.Read full article >>
The Washington Post ran an article Monday morning highlighting the financial struggles of Crossway Community Montessori, Montgomery County’s first charter school and only public Montessori school.
Here are some other facts about the school that didn’t make it into the article:Read full article >>
I recently published a post that slammed modern school reform as essentially an urban land reform project, written by Leslie Fenwick, dean of the Howard University School of Education and a professor of education policy, It said in part:Read full article >>
Here is a counterintuitive piece on what we consider the "natural" way to learn, from cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham. He is a professor and director of graduate studies in psychology at the University of Virginia and author of "Why Don't Students Like School?" His latest book is "When Can You Trust The Experts? How to tell good science from bad in education." This appeared on his Science and Education blog.Read full article >>
This Washington Post story by my colleague Emma Brown tells the revealing story of the academic trouble that some of the highest achieving graduates from D.C. Public Schools face when they start college.