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.
Please enjoy the third in a series of reflections upon my years as Superintendent. This blog highlights some of the amazing opportunities that come my way!
This is the second in a series of reflections upon my years as Superintendent. This blog highlights my second 4-year term, which began in July 2015.
Please enjoy the first in a series of reflections upon my years as Superintendent. This week, as I begin my third term as Superintendent of Frederick County Public Schools, it amazes me that 8 years have passed so quickly! In this blog, I reminisce about my first term and how much we as a system have accomplished.