Wednesday, August 22, 2012
MCPS Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr joined school officials from Prince George's County, Fairfax County, Washington, DC, and Alexandria City to talk schools Tuesday morning.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
It was quite the crowd Tuesday morning as officials from five Washington, DC-area school districts joined WTOP to discuss teacher shortage, citizenship and homework as part of the radio station's "Ask the Superintendent" show. Among the officials was Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr, who was joined by Fairfax County School Superintendent Jack Dale, D.C. School Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Prince George's County School Board Chair Verjeana Jacobs, according to the report. Alexandria City School Superintendent Morton Sherman joined the discussion via telephone. Starr's comments on MCPS during the WTOP interview included: Also noted was that every Montgomery County school has a librarian. To read the full …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joshua Starr answered questions for Patch, evaluating his first year.
As Montgomery County Public Schools' 2011-12 school year drew to a close last week, Dr. Joshua Starr was closing the book on his first year as superintendent. Starr replaced Jerry Weast, who spent the previous 12 years in the role. Patch: You just wrapped up your first school year, and July 1, 2012, marks your first full year as MCPS superintendent. What did you hope to accomplish in year one, and do you think you were able to do so? Dr. Joshua Starr: For year one it’s really been about transition. And I took a pretty deliberate approach to transition planning, to entry and to help the community get to know me and by community I mean teachers and administrators and parents and kids and elected officials. I wanted them to get to know me …
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Joshua P. Starr's contract is for four years with a $250K base salary.
Joshua P. Starr came to Rockville on Wednesday to make it official, signing a four-year contract that will pay him a base salary of $250,000 annually as the superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools. Starr will succeed Jerry D. Weast, who steps down on June 30 after 12 years at the helm of the largest school system in Maryland. He inherits a school system that grew its budget significantly and reached great heights under Weast, including a graduation rate that ranks first among the nation's largest school districts as ranked by Education Week magazine. Asked about his charge to improve upon a school system that is already a nationally recognized leader, Starr said that he is up to what he called “the best kind of challenge.” “…