Guest blog by Mark S. Kavanaugh, 1997 Teacher of the Year. Teachers are powerful voices in our community. Dr. Alban has invited past and present Frederick County Teachers of the Year to share their thoughts about their profession. Mark Kavanaugh, 1997 Frederick County Teacher of the Year, shares his reflections on the challenges and rewards of teaching.
In a recent conversation with community leaders, I posed this question, and the resounding response was “No.” Is that an old paradigm or a new paradigm?
A guest blog by Jack Jennings, author of "Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools: The Politics of Education Reform," Dr. Alban's 2016 Summer Book Club reading choice.
Our model for high school is outdated. The 21st century is about "constant disruption." Isn't it time we rethink how we deliver education to our 21st century students?
A controversial memo by a Google employee suggested t hat women are underrepresented in the technology field because of psychological differences, including that women have difficulty in dealing with stress. I would have been stressed if I did not respond.
If a student doesn’t complete an assignment, is it appropriate to give a zero for a grade? The answer to this question has sparked quite a debate about grading practices.
I asked middle schoolers how they would evaluate school success. Here are their top 7 answers.
America's diverse population, where each individual is like a thread that when woven together creates the fabric of our democracy, is best supported by public schools.
Everyone can share favorite memories of summer vacations, but is an extended summer vacation really in the best interest of students?
Grit and perseverance are true markers of success in young people - and all of us. Flexible Evening High School is an example of that.