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Education Secretary Arne Duncan travels a lot around the country as the Obama administration’s school reform chief, visiting classrooms and talking up federal education policies. There’s nothing unusual about that -- but a trip he began on Monday is.Read full article >>
Stanford University is known for many things: its interdisciplinary curriculum, a heavenly campus, super-smart students and the annual kissing event. Yes, Stanford is famous for its annual ”Full Moon on the Quad,” which as the Stanford Web site explains is an event in which “freshmen are kissed at midnight by seniors under the first full moon of Fall Quarter.” Almost as famous is the traditional aftermath: a lot of kids getting sick from the same virus.Read full article >>
Arne Duncan, the peripatetic education secretary, is logging more frequent-flier miles Monday with an unusual trip outside the United States.
Duncan is in Haiti, at the invitation of that country’s education minister, to discuss education reform, a Duncan spokesman said.Read full article >>
Four-year graduation rates were on the rise at a majority of Montgomery County high schools from 2010 t0 2012, according to state figures released last week.
Of Montgomery’s 25 high schools, 16 saw an improvement in graduation rates during the two-year period, and nine showed a dip in the proportion of students earning diplomas on time.Read full article >>
Here’s a video that went viral showing a father in Britain reacting strongly when he learned that his son had gotten a ‘C’ in math -- which is a passing grade -- after first flunking it.
The dad is Farnoosh Shahrokhshahi and it was his son, Aria, who set up a camera just before he told his dad about his grade and posted the video with the title, “the day i passed maths.”Read full article >>