As the FCPS redistricting process continues in Linganore, Oakdale and Urbana area schools, many parents share concerns about the opportunities or friendships their child may lose when moving to another school. After one of our public hearings last week, I had the good fortune of meeting Ms. Jennifer Gilbertson, a “band parent” at LHS. Inspired by her perspective on building new relationships at a new school, I invited her to be a guest blogger. I am so glad that she agreed!
The Great Frederick Fair provides a magical opportunity for agricultural education. Wouldn’t it be fabulous to see the fair through the eyes of a child?
There have been many positive messages for students and staff as the new school year begins—like the one FCPS Teacher of the Year Mike Franklin shared last week as a guest blogger. The start of the school year also means the start of another sports season for our Central Maryland Conference athletes.
On the first day of the 2019-2020 school year, please enjoy an inspiring message from FCPS Teacher of the Year Mike Franklin from Catoctin High School.
A recent article confirmed what I have long believed—international comparisons of test scores just don’t add up!
Public schools are often criticized for the poor performance of American students on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Is it the performance of students or the definition of proficient?
When I heard that the One Maryland book selection was about the water crisis in Flint, I must admit my first thought was that it was going to be a boring book. I was wrong.
The Board of Education created Educational Equity Policy 444 to ensure that FCPS endeavored to create equitable learning opportunities for all students. I have charged leaders throughout FCPS to “lead with an equity lens,” and I witnessed that happen today!
As my family heads off to a week at the beach, everyone has packed books to read. There is something magical about reading by the ocean.
Today’s blog topic is prompted by the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first step onto the moon. Given the incredible advances we’ve seen in technology the past 50 years, I wonder whether we’re losing our ability to be amazed.