While the numbers of students taking Advanced Placement computer science exams skyrocketed in 2014, participation for many groups of students remained low, an Education Week analysis shows.
A report offers the first glimpse into the Obama administration’s plan to grade colleges, placing them into three categories of performance.
The Learning Network: Was Sony Right to Cancel ‘The Interview’ After Receiving a Threat Against Theaters?
Many in Hollywood expressed dismay that hackers could force a studio to cancel a movie. Does Sony’s decision threaten First Amendment freedoms?
Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 14 article, “As Archie Nears 75, Riverdale Gets a Youthful Infusion.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
Two-year colleges enroll nearly half of all undergraduates in the United States. How to better educate them is critical to increasing economic mobility.
The D.C. State Board of Education on Wednesday night voted unanimously to table a vote on proposed revisions to graduation requirements that would create more flexible routes to a high school diploma, citing the need to give the community more time to respond.Read full article >>
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s goals include making it easier to fire low-performing teachers and increasing the number of charter schools.
I thought overseas adoption would be my route to parenthood, but when I visited Sierra Leone, I found the situation there more complex than it seemed.
Why do we draw a line between blue-collar and white-collar work?
Four charter school operators have been selected to lease space in two surplus D.C. public school buildings, according to an announcement this week by Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith.Read full article >>
While many children in Northern Virginia are lazing away the last days of summer next year, students in Prince William County will head to school before Labor Day for the first time, officials said.The county School Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a school calendar for the 2015-2016 academic year that has classes starting on Monday, Aug. 31. The decision will give students a two-week winter vacation, an earlier end to the academic year in June and more time for teachers to prepare students for standardized tests, according to a school system statement.Read full article >>
Patrick Murphy, who has overseen unprecedented growth at Arlington Public Schools, was named one of four finalists for national superintendent of the year by AASA, the School Superintendents Association.Read full article >>
Every year, I try to find a way to embrace the ephemeral, cherry-blossom nature of December, and the way it wallops you over the head with the passage of time.
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