Headlines have carried bad news about the District’s Cardozo Senior High for decades, directing attention to its low graduation rates, fistfights and shootings. But this year, as it opened Monday as the renamed Cardozo Education Campus, school officials are determined to reinvent the school.Read full article >>
For most students, the first day of school symbolizes the promise of new beginnings. Some vow to work harder, try for better grades or get more involved in extracurriculars.
But at Gaithersburg High School, the start of the school year Monday took on additional meaning as more than 2,000 students walked into a new, state-of-the-art building a decade in the making.Read full article >>
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has been spending billions of dollars on education reform for years, first with a small-school initiative that he declared had failed after spending $2 billion, and in more recent years with expensive experiments on how to evaluate teachers with the purpose of improving teacher quality. In this 2011 op-ed, Bill and Melinda Gates wrote that Microsoft had some good lessons for schools about how to improve employee quality:Read full article >>
President Obama said last week he wants to rate colleges on value and performance. The Washington Monthly, an independent magazine for policy wonks, released annual rankings Monday that attempt to do just that.Read full article >>