Prince William School officials earned state approval to push back Standards of Learning tests in elementary and middle schools by as much as a week to give students more time to prepare.
The suburban district has canceled school 13 times this year, including Monday, due to snow and ice, one of the highest snow day records in the region.Read full article >>
Of the 12 jurisdictions that won the earliest grants under the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program, the District of Columbia has come under extra scrutiny by federal officials concerned about its ability to manage the money.Read full article >>
Florida’s legislators appear to be on their way to passing legislation that will greatly expand the state’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program -- a voucher-like scheme that allows public money to be used for private school tuition. A Miami Herald editorial said the plan will “please the few” but undercut “the many,” while Frank Cerabino, a writer for The Palm Beach Post, went further, describing the legislation as an opening gambit in what “promises to be a banner year for the dismantling of public education in Florida.”Read full article >>
D.C. Council member David A. Catania introduced a package of legislation Tuesday meant to overhaul special education services by speeding up their delivery to students and strengthening parents’ rights in disputes with schools.Read full article >>