Charter schools, an idea intended to promote innovation in education through the power of competition, have naturally held the greatest appeal in places where the local school systems have been the most dysfunctional — i.e. in urban centers with generally low levels of education, concentrated poverty, and high crime rates. But charter schools are not restricted solely to cities.
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Following a unanimous decision by the Montgomery County Board, Stamford, Connecticut’s current superintendent, Joshua Starr, was chosen to take the helm of Montgomery County Public Schools, vacated by retiring Jerry Weast.
With Superintendent Dr. Jerry Weast’s announcement of retirement last August, Montgomery County is scrambling for a replacement. After over a decade as head honcho of the Board of Education (BOE), Dr. Weast will retire from the BOE this June.
Patrick Hoover discusses the negative effect that MCPS’s deal with Pearson could have for in-county parents.
By: Kristen Kelley Montgomery County is facing yet another set of budget cuts that are feared to have a disappointing effect on school funding. Despite increased student enrollment in Montgomery County Schools, the Council approved another...