wjz-13 all-news-99-1-wnew 1057-the-fan 1300logo2_67x35
FOOTBALL FRENZY: The Ravens Face The Bengals Sunday At 1 p.m. | Stats & Recaps | Play The Pro Football Challenge | Ravens News | Upload Your Purple Pride Photos | View Gallery | Knockout Pool

Local

Montgomery Schools Chief Plans Parent Meetings

View Comments
wjzlogo

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County’s new schools superintendent, Joshua Starr, is inviting parents to get to know him at two upcoming town halls and 10 public meetings.

Starr plans to answer questions about his plans for the school system beginning with his first “Listen and Learn” event on Sept. 6 at Northwest High School in Germantown.

Starr tells WTOP Radio that he wants to see more rigorous standards for students nationwide. He says he supports Montgomery County’s gifted and talented program but feels the label has been applied too broadly. He says the idea that 40 percent of county students are “gifted and talented” doesn’t jive with the research.

Starr also says he’s not a fan of merit pay strategies for teachers. He says such strategies haven’t been shown to work.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,189 other followers