School officials have called a countywide “conversation” about drug and alcohol abuse among Montgomery County students, with a two-hour meeting planned for Monday.
Superintendent Joshua P. Starr asked that the event be planned after hearing concerns at community meetings and testimony at school board meetings over the last two years, officials said.Read full article >>
The story of an 8-year-old girl in Orlando offers a perfect illustration of what "high stakes" standardized testing means.
Bay News 9 reported that Laela Gray was held back in third grade this fall -- despite a fine report card -- because she missed getting the necessary score on the state's test by one point.Read full article >>
The failure of Congress to accomplish the basic task of funding the federal government -- thus forcing it to close down this week -- provides us with a new opportunity to look at the miserable state of civics literacy in the country.Read full article >>