Friday, September 2, 2011
In our final video with the superintendent, he discusses his forthcoming transition report and his plan to visit every school in the system.
This month, Superintendent Joshua Starr will release his transition report, identifying the issues and concerns in Montgomery County Public School that require his attention. We asked him about what to expect from the report, and about his plans to visit all of MCPS's 200 schools before the end of the year. This is the final segment of our interview with Joshua Starr. If you missed any of the previous four, you can find them here.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
In our fourth video, the superintendent says that MCPS can close its achievement gap with great teachers and world-class programs.
In our fourth video, Superintendent Joshua Starr says that while there is a gap in the achievement between certain groups of students, Montgomery County Public Schools can close it by ensuring that each classroom has access to an excellent teacher, trained staff and quality facilities. In Friday's segment, Starr discusses his forthcoming transition report and his plan to visit all of MCPS's 200 schools in the coming year.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
In our third video, Starr stresses the importance of funding education and discusses ways to make schools more efficient.
In the third installment of our video series with Superintendent Joshua Starr, he stresses the importance of fully funding education, but also discusses ways Montgomery County Public Schools can maximize its efficiency in the face of shrinking budgets. In tomorrow's clip, Starr talks about the gap in achievment between students of varied socioeconomic backgrounds.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
In the second part of our video series, the superintendent discusses special education and his views on charter schools.
We're releasing clips of our interview with Superintendent Joshua Starr each day this week, and here he talks about special education and the role of charter schools in Montgomery County. The video series continues tomorrow, when Starr will share his thoughts on how to provide a quality education with a shrinking budget.
Monday, August 29, 2011
In part one of our video series, the superintendent discusses his views on advanced placement and student achievement.
As Montgomery County heads back to school, we sat down with Superintendent Joshua Starr for an on-camera interview. In this first installment of our video series, Starr discusses his views on student achievement and the value of advanced-placement courses. The series continues tomorrow, when Starr will address special education and the role of charter schools in public education.