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Hispanic education initiative expands interagency collaboration

President Obama signs an Executive Order updating a 20-year-old order trying to improve educational opportunities for Latinos. The mandate requires multiple agencies to present their offerings to the Hispanic community more coherently.

Tags: management , Juan Sepúlveda , education , White House , interagency collaboration , executive order , Hispanic education initiative , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 07:18am EDT
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How does your system compare to neighboring ones?

Washington Area Boards of Education Guide lets you compare the area's largest school systems, except Montgomery County.

Tags: Washington Area Boards of Education Guide , WABE , education , Kate Ryan

Friday - 10/08/2010, 08:28am EDT

Parents tap retirement funds for kids' college educations

Parents are saving for their children's educations, but one in four says he plans to use retirement funding.

Tags: education , retirement funding , IRA , 401K , college tuition , college , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 11:02am EDT

Area students score well on SATs

Montgomery and Fairfax counties were not the only area school systems to see gains.

Tags: SAT , education , Jerry Weast , National Center for Fair and Open Testing

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 12:03pm EDT

Students learn Chinese language, culture at camp

"The parents are excited when they come in because they're learning Chinese, and their kids taught them," said Rick Brainerd, a Latin and Ancient Greek teacher at Catoctin High School.

Tags: Crestwood Middle School , Catoctin High School , education , Frederick County Public Schools

Monday - 07/19/2010, 05:22am EDT

Metro area is nation's best educated

You know your neighbors are smart. A new analysis of education in the top 100 metro areas confirms it.

Tags: Brookings Institution , education , Kristi King , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 07:53am EDT

Garden plot: How to encourage kids to eat well

One Montgomery County group has an idea about how to reduce childhood obesity while teaching kids valuable skills: grow gardens.

Tags: Montgomery County Public Schools , Kate Ryan , Montgomery Victory Gardens , healthy eating , childhood obesity , education , Takoma Park

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 07:19am EDT

Education Department launches open government tool

Data.edu.gov is part of the Obama Administration's Open Government Initiative.

Tags: technology , management , open government , education , Rachel Stevens , Gov 2.0 , Web 2.0

Monday - 06/21/2010, 04:00pm EDT

OMB pressing agencies to get IT projects on track

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says there are $27 billion in IT projects that are troubled. The administration will issue a new strategy to expand the use of TechStat review sessions. Agencies also are feeling the heat to review all IT projects before they submit their 2012 budgets to OMB.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , Jerry Williams , Danny Harris , Roger Baker , OMB , VA , HUD , education , Information Week , TechStat , project management , PMAS , GI Bill , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 06:14am EDT
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