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The 2013 math and reading scores for the National Assessment of Educational Progress were recently released and there has been a lot of loud reaction -- both triumphant and defeatist -- about the results. If you listen to D.C. public schools officials, a bump up in scores proves the results show how brilliant their school reforms have been. Meanwhile, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a statement that national results “are reason for concern as much as optimism.Read full article >>
At many research universities, the deep federal budget cuts known as the sequester continue to cloud the future of laboratories and the scientists who staff them.
This week university presidents meeting in the nation’s capital denounced the sequester, as they have since before it took effect in March, and urged Congress to roll it back so that federally sponsored research can resume at a normal pace.Read full article >>
A Maryland teacher has started a petition to cancel this year’s administration of the Maryland School Assessment test because the results will have no validity and it is “an irresponsible waste of taxpayer money and instructional time to administer this test.”Read full article >>
The interim president of the University of the District of Columbia who proposes scrapping the school’s NCAA Division II athletic program is crystal clear on the obvious follow-up question.
James E. Lyons Sr. said he has no desire to serve as president of the school beyond his interim term.Read full article >>