The D.C. Public Charter School Board has received two applications for potential new charter schools, both of which seek to take over Options, a school for at-risk students that is under court receivership.Read full article >>
Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, and at a middle school in Damascus — which lost a former teacher at the Pentagon on 9-11 — it marks another remembrance of that indelible day in history.Read full article >>
D.C. law requires schools to track attendance and get involved when children rack up unexcused absences. But schools are also paying closer attention to students who send in doctors notes or accumulate other excused absences.Read full article >>
My grandsons don’t get much screen time. By that I mean they are almost never exposed to television, laptops, tablets, smartphones and whatever is the latest thing keeping our youth awash in entertainment.Read full article >>
A high-tech team of number crunchers received a $10,000 prize in an Arlington competition aimed at examining public school student data to predict dropout rates.
The Big Data Roundtable event drew 23 teams, including the winning group from Deep Learning Analytics, which had experts from academia, the World Bank and top consulting corporations such as AIG and Booz Allen Hamilton.Read full article >>
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