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Maryland Schools Insider: April, 2012

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 04/29/2012

Story alleges cheating at Silver Spring’s Highland Elementary School; Montgomery officials say gains came from hard work, proven strategies

Atlanta Journal Constitution questions ”extreme score gains” at dozens of schools like Highland Elementary.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  02:02 PM ET, 04/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Prince George’s County names teacher of the year

An elementary school teacher who has taught eight years in the Prince George’s County school system wins teacher of the year award.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  01:22 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Starr advocates for renewed focus on ‘soft skills’ during third book club

Montgomery County schools superintendent Joshua Starr said he’s “become convinced” that it’s important to go beyond these (important) basic competencies to be successful in the world today.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  07:39 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Judge allows discrimination suit against Prince George’s schools to move forward

Discrimination lawsuits against the Prince George’s Board of Education can move forward after a federal district court denied a request to dismiss the claims.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  04:55 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prince George's schools, Prince George's County, Education, Maryland Education

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Schools Superintendent Hite pushes for Md. special session

Faced with a $51 million budget cut, school officials in Prince George’s are pushing a letter-writing campaign for a special session.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  12:11 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Maryland names Delaware schools chief as new superintendent

The Md. Board of Education has tapped Delaware schools chief Lillian Lowery, who oversaw a winning $107 M federal grant application during her tenure there.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  09:54 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Report cards delayed in Prince George’s County

A computer glitch causes a four-day delay in students receiving their third-quarter progress reports.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  05:08 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Montgomery Superintendent Joshua Starr sharpens critique of national reforms

Joshua Starr congratulated the school board Tuesday on standing firm against some of the turbulent reform efforts being embraced around the country.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Incumbent takes 2nd spot in Pr. George’s District 4 school board race

Prince George’s incumbent Patricia Eubanks advances to the general election to face the primary’s top vote-getter, Micah Watson.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  04:58 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Gay-rights groups ‘flier back’ against anti-gay leaflets in Montgomery schools

Gay-rights groups launched a flier assault Wednesday morning to counter what many educators and advocates called an anti-gay message that was sent home with high school students in February.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  10:40 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Mega Millions go to Md. teachers but don’t bring windfall to state’s schools

Across the country, lottery funds have done little to expand academic horizons but instead have come to be relied on for basic classroom necessities.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Montgomery County District 2 school board race still too close to call

The contest continues for two final candidates for the District 2 seat.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  01:58 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Montgomery County, Montgomery County School Board, Education

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Low voter turnout in school board elections

Voters trickle into polling sites to cast ballots for seats on the school board.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  04:08 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 04/03/2012

School board votes, even in Montgomery County, often come down to best guess

The biggest names and fiercest competitions draw people to the polls. Non-partisan school board races, on the other hand, even in education stronghold Montgomery County, tend to be overlooked by the media and many voters. Tuesday’s primary was no exception.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  02:49 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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