Public pressure to curtail federal spending has changed the way many local projects and programs are funded, at least temporarily, and one Virginia congressman is worried about how that will affect the war on gang-related crime.
Just a few days ago, nearly 750 D.C. Public Schools teachers and staff were told they would no longer have their positions at the end of the academic year. Many of them took to a job fair organized by DCPS this week to see what else is out there.
Dr. Joshua Starr won't become superintendent of schools in Montgomery County until July, but many are already trying to get a gauge on how he will run a school system ranked one of the best in the country.
Former Virginia Delegate Phillip Hamilton (R-Newport News) faces up to 30 years in prison for bribery and extortion. He solicited a job as director of a teacher training center at Old Dominion University while working to secure state funding for it. Bill Sizemore, a reporter for the Virginian-Pilot newspaper, broke the story, and his subsequent reporting prompted the federal investigation.
In Maryland, Joshua Starr signed his contract Wednesday to become the new superintendent of schools in Montgomery County. Starr arrives from Connecticut where he holds the job as superintendent of schools in Stamford.
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