The Maryland parents who let their children walk home from a park in Silver Spring were found responsible for “unsubstantiated” child neglect in a decision that has not fully resolved their clash with authorities over their views on parenting and children’s safety.Read full article >>
March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, or, rather, the day 111 years ago when Theodor Seuss Geisel, the famous children’s author, was born, and for years, thousands of schools around the country have celebrated the day with book readings (“Cat in the Hat, “Green Eggs and Ham,” etc.) and Seuss character costumes. This year, some of those celebrations have been changed. Why? It’s the start of the spring 2015 testing season, and at many schools students will be taking PARCC Core standardized tests instead.Read full article >>
Twenty-one years ago, as I entered my senior year in college, my alma mater reached a significant milestone: the price tag passed the $20,000 mark. Today, tuition, fees, room, and board for a senior at Ithaca College are more than twice that, at about $53,000.Read full article >>
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(Correction: Earlier version had the wrong month for the next administration of the SAT in Asia.)For the fourth straight month, SAT scores in Asia are being withheld because of concerns that students cheated — and, it turns out, some of the scores withheld last year still have not been released. In the most recent case, some or all of the scores from the January administration of the exam in Asia are being withheld, as were some scores from the October, November and December exams taken in Asia.Read full article >>