After pushing back the last day of school to make up for snow days, Prince William County officials announced that it will be a short day for most students.
Barring any further changes to the calendar, elementary and middle-school students will be dismissed two hours early on Thursday, June 19. And high schoolers will be dismissed at 10 a.m.Read full article >>
Now that Pearson the worldwide education company has won a huge contract with PARCC one of the two multi-state consortia designing new Common Core-aligned tests with federal funds it seems like a good time to review problems Pearson has had with previous projects.Read full article >>
The Obama administration on Tuesday issued guidance to universities in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling last week that found colleges can prohibit the use of racial considerations in university admissions.Read full article >>
D.C. Council Education Committee Chairman David A. Catania (I-At Large) said he plans to hold hearings in June on the city’s controversial proposals to overhaul school boundaries and student-assignment policies, giving parents and others another public venue to air opinions and concerns.Read full article >>
How many times have you heard that schools need to create “a culture of high expectations” for all students? What exactly is that? Esther Quintero, a research associate at the nonprofit Albert Shanker Institute, explains in this post, which first appeared on the institute’s blog .Read full article >>