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  • Teacher evaluation system is latest education battleground

    Teacher evaluation system is latest education battleground
    After years of holding schools accountable for student test scores, the idea of using those scores to evaluate teachers and determine their pay has become the latest battleground in education across the nation. This past school year, Maryland's 60,000...
  • Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'

    Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'
    When Glenn Cassis, a native New Yorker, enrolled at the University of Connecticut in 1969, he was one of about 400 students of color at the school that year — more than triple the number of African-American students previously enrolled. "It was...
  • District 33C to study extending kindergarten

     District 33C to study extending kindergarten
    Finding the dollars and space for full-day kindergarten could prove an early challenge for the next leader of Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C. The administration was asked to study the cost and classrooms needed to offer an all-day...
  • Project Concern: A School Busing Experiment That Changed Lives

    Project Concern: A School Busing Experiment That Changed Lives
    The voluntary busing program was pitched in 1966 as a two-year experiment for the underprivileged elementary school children of Hartford. "The initial reaction was fast and negative," the associate dean of the school of education at the University of...
  • Q&A: More students will be eligible for school vouchers

    Q&A: More students will be eligible for school vouchers
    More Florida students soon will be eligible for private-school vouchers under controversial legislation recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. Here are the details: Q. What does the new law do? The new law expands the Tax-Credit Scholarship...
  • Revive shop class for a new generation

    "Shop class" suffers from a long-standing image problem. The skills training taught there are increasingly viewed as a relic and an unnecessary expense as high schools have shifted their focus to placing students in four-year colleges while working within...
  • District 25 unloads surplus equipment at garage sale

    District 25 unloads surplus equipment at garage sale
    The parking lot of the former Rand Middle School in Arlington Heights recently found itself filled with student desks, large tables, dry erase boards, math books and much more. Arlington Heights School District 25 officials held a garage sale June 26 to...
  • Learning Matters: Return to PTA emphasizes big changes

    Learning Matters: Return to PTA emphasizes big changes
    Nearly 27 years have passed since our daughter started kindergarten at John Muir Elementary and I first served on the board of a PTA. The last time I held a PTA office was when our youngest was still in middle school, 10 years ago — until now....
  • Quakertown approves hub system to bus private school students

    The Quakertown School Board will move ahead with plans to create a hub bus system for its roughly 500 private and charter school students in the fall, despite two hours of public comment Thursday night that got heated at times. Parents of students...
  • Edwin Cohen, educator and camp director

    Edwin Cohen, educator and camp director
    Edwin Cohen, a retired public school, university and religious school educator and administrator who was also executive director of Camps Airy and Louise in Western Maryland for nearly three decades, died June 21 of complications after surgery at...
  • In defense of Common Core [Editorial]

    In defense of Common Core  [Editorial]
    This fall, Maryland's public schools will start their second year under the Common Core Standards, and the controversy sparked by last year's rocky roll-out appears far from dying down. Parents, teachers, students and political leaders have all questioned...