Karen Garza, chief of the Lubbock Independent School District since 2009, was just tapped as the next superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools. Garza, the first woman to be selected for the job, will succeed Jack Dale this summer. Here are 10 things to know about her:
As superintendent in Lubbock, Tex., Karen Garza joined hundreds of volunteers in a door-to-door campaign to persuade students who had dropped out of school to come back to the classroom.
“It really humanizes the dropout issue,” said Garza, for whom the annual event is a cherished memory. “It’s an inspirational experience to meet these young people and talk about their challenges. There’s usually lots of tears shed on that day.”Read full article >>
Pity the 18-year-olds and their parents who are trying to make sense of the student loan market as the May 1 deadline nears for choosing a college.
There are federal Stafford loans, subsidized and unsubsidized. There are federal PLUS loans for parents and graduate students. There are federal Perkins loans. There are private loans.Read full article >>