D.C. Council Member Muriel Bowser introduced a resolution Tuesday calling on the city to improve its struggling traditional middle schools, which have long driven families into charter schools, private schools and the suburbs.Read full article >>
Virginia may get its own state-level results in the next administration of the international test known as PISA, which compares performance in math, science and reading for students around the world.Read full article >>
Should Americans use the newly released Program of International Student Assessment scores, which show U.S. students have retained their very average rankings, as a tool to improve education policies? It all depends on whom you ask.Read full article >>
Six months before the June primary, three of four school board members up for reelection in Montgomery County have filed with the state elections board to seek another term.
Patricia O’Neill, 63, the longest-serving member, announced Monday that she will run for a fifth term. O’Neill’s district includes Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac, although board members are elected by voters countywide.Read full article >>
It’s PISA Day, meaning that the latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment have just been released, and -- brace yourself -- the average scores for U.S. students were not very much different from any of the previous comparison years. They were generally in the middle of the pack of 65 countries and individual school systems.Read full article >>
Nearly 20 years ago, Congress ended a notable federal effort to support higher education behind bars.
Inmates of state and federal prisons became ineligible for Pell grants through a provision of the 1994 omnibus crime bill that President Bill Clinton signed into law. The House, then controlled by Democrats, approved the provision on a vote of 312 to 116 in April that year.Read full article >>