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Maryland Schools Insider: November, 2011

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Gaithersburg teacher wins Milken Education Award

Madeline Hanington, a seventh-grade English teacher at Gaithersburg Middle School, got a surprise award of $25,000 today for her sterling performance in the classroom.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  03:16 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/24/2011

Montgomery school lunches under scrutiny

The debate over what constitutes a healthy and appropriate lunch for school children is forever old and new again. Congress is debating whether pizza should be counted as a vegetable in the Agriculture Department’s school lunch standards (It has tomato paste after all!).

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Fairfax schools survey released: Is your school system trustworthy?

Parents participated in their first-ever “trust and confidence” survey, which is slated to be a yearly attempt to quantify the community’s perception of school leadership.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:29 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Per-pupil spending: How does Maryland rank?

Maryland schools have been ranked first in the nation by Education Week for the past three years in per-pupil spending.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  01:06 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 11/15/2011

A former Bethesda-Chevy Chase freshman recalls hazing

Spencer Weinreich, a recent B-CC High graduate, protested the annual hazing tradition known as Color Day. He shares his story.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  11:02 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/12/2011

Poolesville students spotlight outdated high school

Montgomery schools Superintendent Joshua Starr’s new building plan, which emphasizes easing crowded schools particularly in Bethesda-Chevy Chase, is getting an unhappy reception in neighborhoods that must wait longer for updates.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Prince George’s principals to get a bigger share of the budget burden

Prince Georges’s Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. released a letter Thursday discussing a new program that will transform this year’s budget debate.

By Robert Samuels  |  06:25 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Timeline: In Bethesda-Chevy Chase, a school becomes a park becomes an (almost) school

This timeline, assembled by school officials, may be a helpful tool in understanding the history of the search for land in this area, and how the site was selected in the first place.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  08:51 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Prince George’s loosens academic requirements for high school athletes

In Prince George’s, high school athletes are now allowed to fail classes if they maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade-point average.

By Robert Samuels  |  06:07 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Starr restarts site selection process for B-CC middle school

Montgomery superintendent Joshua Starr is calling for a new site selection process for a middle school planned for Bethesda-Chevy Chase

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  12:25 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Power outage shuts down Prince George’s school

Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Beltsville was dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday after a sudden power outage.

By Robert Samuels  |  01:33 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Wale rocks Central High School

The hip-hop performed there at a surprise appearance.

By Robert Samuels  |  06:52 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Paperwork piles up in Pr. Geo’s teacher discrimination cases

Attorney Bryan Chapman has flooded district courts with lawsuits against the school board alleging that principals and others have run amok.

By Robert Samuels  |  05:56 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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