As Thanksgiving approaches, it is typical to begin thinking about the many things for which we are grateful. Last year, my blog featured my list of things I was thankful for that related to public education. This year, I am going to focus on my personal blessings.
Sacrifice, service, courage—what are the words that you recall when you think about our nation’s veterans?
Smart phones are a common part of everyone’s life—the power of a computer at your fingertips. These and other mobile devices can make things easier for us, but in reality, they can also make things worse.
Guest blog by Scott Strait, 2016 FCPS Teacher of the Year. 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 during election season.
The first goal of the FCPS strategic plan is to "equip each and every student to be an empowered learner and an engaged citizen to achieve a positive impact in the local and global community." Staff throughout our school system do an amazing job in modeling and encouraging service to community.
What are some of the tools that Frederick County teachers have to support their daily work in the classroom?
School readiness begins at birth, and achievement gaps can be evident as early as 2 years of age! By working with families of children from birth through 5, the Judy Center makes a difference for students in the Lincoln and Waverley Elementary communities.
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.