New data from the U.S. Education Department shows that 81 percent of high school students graduated in four years in 2012-13, the latest year for which there is data. As my colleague Emma Brown reported here, this represents the highest national graduation rate since 2010, when the federal government required states to calculate graduation rates the same way.Read full article >>
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is apparently considering whether he should mount a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 but, as this story by my Post colleague David Fahrenthold says, there are questions about whether it will matter to voters that he didn’t earn a college degree. Walker attended Marquette University, but he dropped out in his senior year without earning a degree.Read full article >>
The D.C. Public Charter School Board delayed a vote that was scheduled for Thursday morning about whether to revoke the charter for a network of city schools amid allegations that its founder diverted millions of dollars to a private management company for his own financial gain. Read full article >>
The Republican-dominated House education committee just approved legislation, H.R. 5, that is a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act with funding levels that critics say are inadequate to properly support K-12 public education. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate’s education committee, has released draft legislation that has been hit as well by critics who say the funding levels are below the fiscal 2012 pre-sequestration total and would harm efforts to improve student achievement.Read full article >>
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Searching “Valentine’s Day” in Times Machine will turn up all kinds of interesting things: an 1869 article about a “red-hot time” at the Post Office; a piece on a 1932 trend toward insult-valentines; and a report on the math of Valentine’s Day 1937 at Skidmore College.
A district judge said Idaho's troubled broadband contract is void, clarifying a November ruling that sent state officials scrambling to find a solution to preserve the state's public schools broadband program.