Decisions about weather closings are always difficult and often controversial. While people can always disagree with individual decisions, it’s important that we all know how FCPS makes decisions about when to close for the weather.
As we celebrate our national holiday of gratitude, it is easy for me to identify the things in my professional life for which I am thankful.
We often think of public education as being dominated by women. And in some ways it is. But the gender gap persists at the top.
Guest blog by Catherine Alspaugh, 2009 Teacher of the Year.
This series focuses on the work that members of our support staff do to make a difference for our students!
Eliminating the achievement gap continues to be a priority in school districts across the nation. Some communities are starting to recognize that efforts to eliminate the achievement gaps found among children as young as two years old can make a difference.
The Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, also known as the Kirwan Commission, has spent hundreds of hours debating educational policy and funding. What makes it so challenging to figure out what adequate school funding should be?
Years ago, I frequently heard the expression “Walk a mile in my shoes” as a way to encourage people to understand the perspectives of other people. And so, I decided to bring a slightly different twist to that idea.
In a guest blog, Peter Cincotta, President of the Maryland Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and Curriculum Specialist for Secondary Mathematics for FCPS, argues that school should be about learning, not about grades. We spend too much time focused on grades and not enough on the learning process.
Our children follow and are impacted by national conversations just like we all are. How we engage in debates reflects our values. What are we modeling for our kids?