St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public liberal arts school facing an abrupt leadership transition after a sharp enrollment decline, named a veteran higher education administrator from Canada as its interim president Monday.Read full article >>
The Virginia Department of Education named Fairfax County’s Katie Blomquist as the state’s history teacher of the year.
A Sunrise Valley elementary fourth-grade teacher who specializes in Virginia history, Blomquist’s award includes $1,000 and new social studies materials for her classroom. She’s been at Sunrise Valley since 2006, and last year earned social studies teacher of the year award from the Virginia Council.Read full article >>
City of Manassas school officials have selected Falls Church educator Cathy F. Benner to lead the city’s sole high school, officials announced last week.
Benner has been principal at Falls Church High School since 2008. She began her career teaching social studies in Hopewell, Va., and then moved to Fauquier County schools from 1984 to 1999, according to a news release. Prior to Falls Church, Benner served in an administrative position at Centreville High School.Read full article >>
A judge in New Hampshire ruled Monday that a tuition tax-credit program that allows public money to be used for religious school education violates the state constitution.
Three groups — Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union — had challenged the state's new Education Tax Credit Program by suingon behalf of nine plaintiffs.Read full article >>
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 >>