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The Virginia School Boards Association announced that staff member Gina Patterson will become the organization’s executive director beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
Patterson, who is currently serving as the deputy executive director, will succeed Barbara Coyle, who is retiring as executive director at the end of this year.Read full article >>
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) will hold a telephone town hall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss his plan to takeover the county school system.
Baker wants to have direct control over the school superintendent and the system’s $1.7 billion budget, a move that would significantly limit the role of the county Board of Education.Read full article >>
Sen. Rand Paul, a rising star in the Republican Party, is pushing for a federal voucher program that sounds similar to one advanced by Mitt Romney when he was running for president.
Paul, from Kentucky, co-sponsored an amendment to Senate budget legislation with Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Republican from Tennessee who was once secretary of education. The "school choice" amendment calls for using $14.5 billion in current Title 1 funds, which are targeted to students who attend high-poverty schools, to cover 11 million students, at $1,300 per child. The money would follow a student at any accredited public or private student a family chooses.Read full article >>
It's safe to say that a few weeks ago not many people outside South Florida had heard about Florida Gulf Coast University. Now, thanks to the school's basketball team and its historic forward march in March Madness, it's the new "it" school, at least for the moment. What exactly is it? And where is it?Read full article >>