Bill Ayers, a retired professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in no uncertain terms takes aim in this post at federal school policies that led to the Atlanta cheating scandal. Ayers, a radical activist during the 1960s and '70s, had the national spotlight thrown on him during the 2008 presidential campaign when right-wing commentators tried, incorrectly, to say he had a close relationship with then candidate Barack Obama. In any case, Ayers is a well-known Chicago educator who worked with mayor Richard Daley on school reform and who taught and did research for years at the university. He has written numerous articles and books on elementary education.
Stanford University will team with a nonprofit founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University to develop an open-source Web platform for free online college courses.
The Stanford alliance with the nonprofit venture edX, announced early Wednesday, signaled a new twist in what has become a race to open up the highest levels of higher education to the world.Read full article >>
Maryland senators are scheduled to vote on a compromise bill Wednesday that would allow Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III to select the county’s new schools superintendent and choose the chairman and vice chairman of a retooled Board of Education.Read full article >>
A 10th grader at Glen Burnie High School in Anne Arundel County brought a .22-caliber handgun loaded with seven rounds onto campus Tuesday, carrying the weapon in his backpack before he was stopped and searched, police and school officials said.Read full article >>