Millions of students are taking Common Core tests known as the SBAC, but they may not realize that long before they sat down for the exams, certain subjects were deemed either too sensitive for inclusion or permitted on the exam in very specific ways. What subjects? Would you believe:Read full article >>
Here are several paragraphs from a March 29 article, “Grown-Ups Get Out Their Crayons.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?
State authorities filed suit to block the closing of Sweet Briar College, giving a boost to alumnae and faculty who are fighting to save the 114-year-old women’s liberal arts institution.
The court declined to review a case involving the Education Department’s longstanding policy barring religious organizations from using public school facilities.
The proposal by city leaders would end emergency management and return control to an elected school board.
Montgomery County’s school year will end June 15, one day later than planned, following the approval of a state waiver that forgives the school district for two days of instruction lost to the winter’s snow and ice. Read full article >>
Montgomery County’s high school students failed their most recent final exams in key math classes at rates similar to previous semesters, according to new data that shows there has been little progress in boosting scores.Read full article >>
Maryland again had the highest percentage of high school seniors in the country pass Advanced Placement tests, the ninth consecutive year the state’s students have topped their peers.The College Board, which administers the university-level exams for high school students, said 31.8 percent of Maryland’s graduating seniors received a 3 or better on at least one test in 2014 to earn college credit.Read full article >>
This post has been updated. A lawsuit seeking to stop Sweet Briar College from closing was filed Monday by the Amherst County Attorney, charging that a closure would violate the terms of the will under which the school was founded and that charitable funds have been misused in violation of state law.Read full article >>
The U.S. Justice Department is suing an Oklahoma university, charging that school officials discriminated against a professor who changed gender during her time working there.Rachel Tudor was hired as a tenure-track assistant professor in the English department at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2004, after applying as a man with a traditionally male name, according to the lawsuit filed Monday. Then in 2007, Tudor told school officials that he would become a woman during that academic year, took the name Rachel, and began wearing women’s clothes and a traditionally female hairstyle.Read full article >>
In a blow to opponents of the Common Core State Standards in Louisiana, a Baton Rouge judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) and a group of lawmakers who argued that state officials violated Louisiana law when they adopted the controversial K-12 academic standards in 2010. Read full article >>
Ten juniors from D.C. Public Schools are heading to Zagreb later this month for a cultural exchange program that could become a model for future excursions.The teens will take part in a youth exchange program run by Step Afrika!, a D.C. based professional dance company that promotes the tradition of stepping in the United States and abroad.Read full article >>
Two Tennessee high-school students, Logan Miller and Maya Harris, recently spent the day with Lt. Col. -More-