A Texas educator has been selected to head Fairfax County public schools, becoming the first woman to head Virginia’s largest school district.
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker is urging lawmakers to support a measure that would allow him to overhaul the county’s school system.
The Prince George’s County Executive is seeking legislation to give his office more control over county schools.
Officials say 151 public schools and one school division in Virginia have earned the highest awards given under a state incentive program.
Virginia ranked fifth nationwide in the percentage of public school students earning a score of 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement examinations.
Too many students worry more about being killed by a gun than learning in the classroom, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said on Thursday, as he cautioned that firearms alone do not make schools safer.
In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting last month, Montgomery County is accelerating its security plan for elementary schools.
The student’s attack began with a shotgun blast through the windows of a California high school. Rich Agundez, the El Cajon policeman assigned to the school, felt his mind shift into overdrive.
Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.
The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students’ achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.
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