Gerald Read left for work at 5:20 a.m. Monday, as was his normal routine. Cathy Read was just getting up as “Jer” walked out the door, and she told him: “See you tonight for dinner.”
But her husband of 35 years did not make it home.Read full article >>
Here’s the most important point of data in the entire debate over school reform: 21.8 percent of American children under the age of 18 lived in poverty in 2012, according to new Census Bureau statistics released on Tuesday.Read full article >>
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The number of suspensions issued in Fairfax County high schools last year decreased by 18 percent from the prior year, according to school records.
In the 2011-2012 academic year, the schools reported 3,425 total out-of-school suspensions, which includes short-term suspensions lasting four or five days and those that exceed 10 or more days. In the 2012-2013 school year, principals issued a total of 2,794 suspensions.Read full article >>
Virginia’s Education Department identified 37 of the state’s lowest performing schools Tuesday as so-called “Priority schools” that must work with turn-around partners to roll out comprehensive reforms to improve their performance.Read full article >>
Prince George’s County teachers will receive a 2 percent cost-of-living pay adjustment, retroactive to July 1, as part of a three-year contract approved by the Board of Education.
The union, which includes 9,200 teachers, ratified the contract after the board vote last week.Read full article >>