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Afternoon Announcements: Conflict Resolution Programs Curb Suspensions in Maryland

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February 25, 2014 04:31 pm


How well do math textbooks prepare students for the Common Core State Standards? The Washington Post

Some teachers in rural Florida are embracing the Common Core State Standards and already seeing student engagement and comprehension improving. The Hechinger Report

Almost a dozen schools in Maryland are utilizing conflict resolution programs that stress talking through personal and academic issues to resolve problems rather than engaging in disruptive behavior. Suspensions at Sligo Middle School in Silver Spring are down 80 percent since the program’s inception. WAMU

Florida is the most recent state – after New York and Ohio – to release “value added” data on teachers to news outlets. Teacher Beat


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