Nearly nine out of 10 public school students in Virginia graduated on time last spring, the governor’s office announced Tuesday.
The four-year graduation rate — 89 percent — was about the same as last year, but most school districts in Northern Virginia saw improvements.Read full article >>
Maryland’s four historically black universities are likely to gain more distinctive programs to compete for students following a federal ruling that the state has allowed too much academic overlap among its public universities, tilting the market in favor of traditionally white institutions.Read full article >>
The majority of D.C. charter schools and all schools in the city’s traditional school system plan to participate in a single unified lottery to determine enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year, officials in the office of Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) said.Read full article >>
Schools across the country are being "graded" for their academic performance in ways that don't appropriately judge the institutions or their educators. Parents then seek out the "A" schools, believing that the metric by which they are largely being judged -- standardized test scores -- have more meaning than they really do, and that schools with lower grades are inadequate. But this quest for the "A" schools disregards other schools in which great teaching takes place.Read full article >>
Policymakers and politicians who wring their hands about the mediocre performance of U.S. students on international math and reading tests have another worry: The nation’s grown-ups aren’t doing much better.Read full article >>