Archives: Education

  • Maryland approves new Prince George's County teacher evaluation system

    Rachel Baye

    Published: Thu, Jun 13, 2013

    Maryland has approved new teacher evaluation systems in Prince George's County Public Schools and 20 other Maryland school systems, clearing the way for the state to receive $250 million in federal funds, the Maryland State Department of Education announced Thursday. Schools in Montgomery and...

  • Montgomery County teacher charged with sex abuse of students

    Scott McCabe

    Published: Wed, Jun 12, 2013

    A Silver Spring middle school teacher has been accused of sexually abusing three students on campus. Montgomery County police began the investigation last month after administrators at the A. Mario Loiederman Middle School reported that two 11-year-old girls said they were inappropriately...

  • Montgomery schools consider tightening out-of-district transfers

    Rachel Baye

    Published: Wed, Jun 12, 2013

    Attending high school outside of a student's neighborhood would become more difficult under a new policy being considered by the Montgomery County school board. The change would, for the first time, require students who attend middle schools outside their neighborhoods to apply to attend high...

  • 86 percent of kids in closing D.C. schools haven't re-enrolled

    Rachel Baye

    Published: Tue, Jun 11, 2013

    Only 14 percent of the students who attend closing DC Public Schools have re-enrolled in the school system for the fall, schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson said Tuesday. By comparison, roughly 40 percent of the school system's overall enrollment had submitted the paperwork to re-enroll in the...

  • Op-Ed: A school for tomorrow being built in today's Ward 8

    Donald L. Hense

    Published: Tue, Jun 11, 2013

    Last week, the board of trustees of Friendship Public Charter School and I broke ground at the site of what will become the campus of the Friendship Technology Preparatory Academy. Construction of the academy will be complete when the new school year begins in August 2014. This $22 million...

  • D.C. superintendent resigns, cites husband's health

    Rachel Baye

    Updated: Tue, Jun 11, 2013

    D.C. State Superintendent of Education Hosanna Mahaley Jones is resigning, Mayor Vincent Gray's office announced Tuesday. Mahaley Jones, who has held the position since 2011 and will step down July 26, attributed her decision to her husband's health. "I appreciate the support that has been...

  • 3-Minute Interview: Amanda Smith, scholarship recipient

    Steve Contorno

    Published: Mon, Jun 10, 2013

    Smith is entering her junior year at George Washington University, where she studies human services and minors in American studies. She recently received a scholarship from the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. How did you hear about the scholarship? My dad is retired from the Marine...

  • Prince George's County woman to plead guilty to stealing from D.C. charter school

    Naomi Jagoda

    Updated: Sun, Jun 9, 2013

    A former temporary employee at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy in D.C. is expected to plead guilty to stealing more than $75,000 from the place where she once worked. Darlene Ford, of Suitland, was charged in April with theft from a program receiving federal funds....

  • Maryland tops nation in progress for low-income students

    Rachel Baye

    Published: Sun, Jun 9, 2013

    Low-income students in Maryland made more academic progress over an eight-year period than in any other state in the country, according to a new report. Fourth- and eighth-grade students in Maryland eligible for free and reduced meals raised their reading and math scores on the National...