Jesse L. “LJ” Matthew Jr., 32, of Charlottesville, was apprehended Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. on a beach in Gilchrist, Texas, on the Bolivar Peninsula, outside of Galveston. The beach community is about 1,300 miles from Charlottesville, where Matthew is wanted on an abduction charge. Police said they believe Matthew kidnapped U-Va. sophomore Hannah Graham on Sept. 13. Graham has not been found.Read full article >>
The Prince George’s County branch of the NAACP is opposed to the county school system’s plan to open two high schools designed specifically for recent immigrants and second-generation students, arguing that the concept might be unconstitutional.Read full article >>
The 11-page mailing, on expensive paper stock, was sent first class to 125,000 households across the country this week.
“I’m writing to you about Randi,” the letter began. “You probably don’t know who Randi is. Most people don’t. The terrible impact Randi has on America’s educational system is something that I hope you will give me a few minutes to explain.”Read full article >>
We’ve had years and years of “school reform” that has mostly resulted in creating an untenable culture of high-stakes tests— and now, there is a growing “test reform” movement that is pushing back against the culture of high-stakes testing that has taken over public education.Read full article >>
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The share of student borrowers who default on federal loans soon after payments start coming due has fallen, the government reported Wednesday.
The national student loan default rate, 14.7 percent a year ago, now stands at 13.7 percent.Read full article >>