A 1-cent budget decision in Fairfax County could leave the school system with a $30 million shortfall, part of a showdown over the county’s fiscal 2014 finances that has the School Board looking for cuts.Read full article >>
The gymnasium at Washington-Lee High School was transformed into an art gallery last week to offer Arlington County students a new way to experience African American history.
Through the paintings and quilts of local artist Avis Collins Robinson, students saw familiar faces of abolitionists and civil rights leaders such as Sojourner Truth and Malcolm X. They also studied portraits of working people who fought in America’s wars, planted the fields and built universities.Read full article >>
The Montgomery County Council’s education committee approved a financial plan for the school system Thursday that would use surplus money from this year’s budget to pay for the Board of Education’s requested $10 million spending increase for fiscal 2014.Read full article >>
The online education platform Coursera this week announced a new series of free courses to help elementary and secondary teachers improve their technique, with offerings from teaching experts at premier museums and universities.Read full article >>
Salisbury University announced Thursday that an Eastern Shore philanthropy is giving the school $8 million to help build a new academic commons, including a library.
The gift from the Guerrieri Family Foundation honors Patricia R. Guerrieri, an alumna of the public university in Maryland who died in May 2010. It is one of the largest donations in the school’s history.Read full article >>
When D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced in January that she wanted to close 15 schools, she said the downsizing would help create a stronger school system with rich academic offerings, a system that could compete with the city’s charter schools.Read full article >>
Across the country, thousands of college biology instructors give lectures every year on the fundamental biochemical process of breaking down sugar, known as glycolysis.
Are all those lectures necessary? Might a few suffice?Read full article >>
It was a busy day for Benjamin Banneker Middle School students Wednesday.
More than 100 of the Montgomery County students visited the White House to hear some of President Obama’s policy advisers speak. Then in the afternoon, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), Discovery Communications President David Zaslav and actor Kal Penn visited their school.Read full article >>