Three George Washington University students who lived in a dormitory in the Foxhall neighborhood of Northwest Washington have died in the past three months, prompting the university to mobilize counseling services for its Mount Vernon campus.Read full article >>
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday urged college educators to promote teaching as a profession to their high-level students, emphasizing the country’s need for a qualified and diverse group of people to lead the next generation of U.S. children.Read full article >>
An examination of every score that Chicago students earned on state-mandated standardized tests last year reveals that charter schools -- which Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) has been promoting -- don’t perform any better than traditional public schools.Read full article >>
Branding helps build modern colleges and universities, whether they like it or not. Some pay great attention to slogans, Web sites, iconic images and social media. Some capitalize on being named after, or founded by, a president.Read full article >>
Short answer: No one knows yet.
D.C. officials triggered much debate among parents this weekend when they proposed new school boundaries and student-assignment policies that have the potential to affect tens of thousands of families around the city, fundamentally changing how children are assigned to school.Read full article >>
Kendall Breitman is a senior at American University in Washington, D.C. She is 22 years old and originally from Havertown, Pa., right outside of West Philadelphia. She went to school at Haverford High School (not one of the newer high schools that give their students computers to work with) and then went on to American to double major in print journalism and law & society. She will graduate in May and wants to be a reporter. (No, journalism is not dead.)Read full article >>