Mark your calendars for Saturday’s annual D.C. school choice “Edfest,” a kind of public-school-palooza designed to give families an introduction to the options.
The event marks the official start of the school choice season, coming a few weeks before the enrollment lottery opens Dec. 15.Read full article >>
As elementary and secondary students spend more time online, a new free program has rolled out and is aimed at giving children, teachers and families the tools to help young digital users safely navigate the Internet.Read full article >>
An erudite reader, former Foreign Service Officer Jack Aubert of Falls Church, objected to a prominent feature of modern education. “Rote memorization is very useful, and it was a mistake to discard it,” he said.Read full article >>
A a new report by the nonprofit Center for American Progress finds that state funding for public higher education declined — some of it significantly — in recent years, and federal assistance to low-income students to help pay tuition has not been enough to fully address their needs. What’s more, in states with the biggest disinvestment in public higher education, low- and middle-income families pay the biggest price.Read full article >>
New allegations of cheating on the SAT administered in Asia on Nov. 8 have been made even as concerns are growing that plans are underway for cheating on the exam scheduled for Dec. 6.
The Educational Testing Service, which administers the SAT around the world for the owner of the exam, the College Board, is about to wrap up its investigation into allegations of cheating on the exam given in Asia in October, according to Tom Ewing, director of external relations at ETS. Students in South Korea and China who took the October exam had their scores delayed because of the allegations and investigation, even as new allegations about cheating on the Nov. 8 exam began to roll in. Ewing said in an e-mail:Read full article >>
Hundreds of University of Virginia students and friends of Hannah Graham gathered Saturday for a memorial service at her alma mater, West Potomac High School near Alexandria.
Speakers from all parts of Graham’s life — professors, high school friends, fellow members of the college ski club — came together to honor a young woman they described as caring, generous and a bit sassy.Read full article >>