Prince George’s County authorities placed Potomac High School on lockdown for about an hour and a half Wednesday morning as police responded to a call for a shooting nearby in Oxon Hill.
At about 9:15 a.m., a woman called 911 reporting that two men, one with a gun, confronted her, said Officer Harry Bond, a spokesman with the Prince George’s County police department.Read full article >>
The College Board plans an announcement Wednesday afternoon about changes to its SAT college admission test.
The SAT, last overhauled in 2005, is one of two standardized tests widely used for applications to selective colleges. The other is the ACT, which recently surpassed the SAT in the total number of student customers nationwide. But the SAT remains more widely used in the Washington region and in many states on the East and West coasts.Read full article >>
This week’s snowfall meddled with the schedule for MSA (Maryland School Assessment) testing in Montgomery County. Tests were supposed to begin Monday, but with school closings Monday and Tuesday, testing starts Wednesday.Read full article >>
Bertis Downs is a parent who lives in Athens Ga., and the former legal counselor and manager of the band R.E.M. He wrote the following letter to President Obama, inviting the president to visit a high school in Athens to see the impact of his administration’s standardized test-based policies there.Read full article >>