“I AM NOT a one-size-fits-all leader,” said Karen Garza, newly named FCPS superintendent choice
It’s the moment of truth for Tammy Mason’s last class of the day at Sandusky Middle School.
The writer, senior vice president for the think tank Education Sector,
was a member of the Fairfax County School Board from 1991 to 2000 and
chairman of the board from 1996 to 1998.
A decade into the school accountability movement, pockets of
resistance to standardized testing are sprouting up around the country,
with parents and students opting out of the high-stakes test
As superintendent in Lubbock, Tex., Karen Garza joined hundreds of
volunteers in a door-to-door campaign to persuade students who had
dropped out of school to come back to the classroom.
Fairfax County Executive Ed Long has recommended giving the county's
school system a 2 percent increase in funding over the transfer it
received last year.
....."Ours is a work in progress, from the teacher end and the student end," says Oakland High Principal Jeff Rogers, who is working to convince more staff that discipline is about teaching self-di
Fairfax County School Board members agreed Monday on four initiatives to address the system's years-long teacher workload issue,