Last week’s blog detailed the history of testing and accountability in Maryland. After nearly 2 decades of similar policy, is it time to evolve?
Many people celebrated recent news that Maryland will be moving away from the PARCC testing program. However, federal and state mandates still require testing, so what will be next?
Experiential learning has a significant impact on students. Hands-on activities spark excitement and the opportunity to apply information. In Frederick County, we are fortunate that our students get to experience The Great Frederick Fair in a variety of ways.
FCPS Advanced Academics Supervisor Meg Lee has been a champion for using a growth mindset in our schools and district. This year, she is bringing an important element of a growth mindset alive by sharing "YET" across the system.
Guest blog by FCPS 2018 Teacher of the Year Timothy Snyder. Dr. Alban has invited past and present Frederick County Teachers of the Year to share their thoughts about their profession. Timothy Snyder, FCPS’s current Teacher of the Year, shares his advice for teachers at the start of the new school year.
This year, FCPS welcomes almost 43,000 students and their families back to school.
Over 300 teachers, psychologists, behavior specialists, and school counselors filled the auditorium at Tuscarora High School for the kick-off to our new-hire symposium. The symposium provides essential information our new hires need as they join the FCPS family.
The word "warehouse" conveys images of a big building with lots of items stored on rows and rows of shelves. This image works for the FCPS warehouse, yet there is so much more than storage that happens there.
Standing on the roof of Catoctin HS, I admired the incredible view. However, I also got a close up look at some of the complex challenges faced by members of our Construction Management Department.
Offices across the school system are open during the summer and they are all busy places. The FCPS Central Office is one of the busiest! The first person a visitor meets when they come to Central Office is one of our front desk receptionists.