Construction of a new building for Alexandria’s Jefferson-Houston School broke ground this week, an event officials said heralds a brighter future for a school that is under tremendous pressure to improve academically.Read full article >>
Organizers of a petition drive to block Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III’s plan to restructure the public school system from taking effect said during a news conference Tuesday that they have a couple of hundred canvassers collecting signatures at megachurches, graduations and community gatherings as their deadline approaches.Read full article >>
George Wood is retiring this year after serving as principal of Federal Hocking Secondary School in Stewart, Ohio, for 21 years. He will stay on as superintendent of the Federal Hocking District. Wood is a nationally known author, educator, activist and school reform leader, and founder of the Forum for Education and Democracy. This is his last weekly letter to his staff.
How's this for a trick? Jeb Bush's "Chiefs for Change," a group of former and current state education superintendents, have attacked American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten for something she didn't say -- without even mentioning her name!Read full article >>
An annual national survey of school curriculum concludes that there is a "large gap" between how high school teachers perceive their graduating students' readiness for college and what professors expect freshmen to know.Read full article >>
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In this CNN story, second-grade teacher Tammy Glasgow talks about the Oklahoma tornado that demolished her school, Briarwood Elementary. Nobody died in the school, thanks to the efforts of the teachers. The story says in part:Read full article >>