The Fairfax County School Board decided Monday to postpone a review of the district’s criteria for school renovations.
The board opted to delay the review of the so-called renovations queue until November, after the new superintendent, Karen Garza, begins her tenure.Read full article >>
Andrew Zuckerman will serve as Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr’s new chief of staff starting June 17.
Zuckerman is an associate superintendent in Prince George’s County public schools and will replace Brian Edwards. Edwards has been chief of staff since October 2007, but added duties overseeing the school system’s communications department when the chief communications person left in 2010.Read full article >>
Prince George’s County NAACP officials said Tuesday that they support County Executive Rushern L. Baker’s school takeover plan and will not work with opponents to block the measure from taking effect next month.Read full article >>
Catholic University announced Tuesday that a charitable foundation has pledged $4 million to the university’s school of nursing to fund scholarships for students in financial need.
The donation comes from the Bedford Falls Foundation Charitable Trust, a foundation established by William E. Conway Jr., co-chief executive officer and managing director of the Carlyle Group, and his wife, Joanne.Read full article >>
Superintendent Joshua P. Starr on Tuesday announced the first Montgomery County “Innovation Schools” to pilot an initiative for improving student achievement.
The following were designated as Innovation Schools:Read full article >>
A New York high school in Cooperstown -- home of the National Baseball Hall of Home -- is changing its sports nickname from the Redskins to the Hawkeyes. As a result, the Oneida Indian Nation is giving the school $10,000 to buy new jerseys.
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 >>