Here is an excerpted version of an e-mail that Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick sent to the school’s alumni in April, seeking to raise money to help students who are in jeopardy of not being financially cleared to participate in the May 9 commencement. Some details about individual students have been removed to protect their identities.Read full article >>
A couple weeks before Howard University’s 147th commencement, its president e-mailed tens of thousands of alumni with an urgent and unusual appeal on behalf of 180 seniors in the class of 2015: Help the students pay off their debt so they can get their diplomas. Read full article >>
Tens of thousands of parents in a number of states have decided this spring to opt their children out of high-stakes standardized tests aligned to the Common Core and similar standards, and as that movement has grown, so has pushback from administrators. Now, government officials, both state and federal, are sounding off on the issue, with some threatening consequences to schools where students refuse to take the assessments. What to make of the threats? Here’s an analysis by Monty Neill, executive director of the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, known as FairTest, a nonprofit organization that works to end the misuses of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, educators and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally sound.Read full article >>
A student who left a noose hanging from a tree at Duke University has been disciplined but can return to campus next semester and will not face criminal charges.
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School officials in Montgomery County have proposed revisions to their district’s policy on child abuse and neglect and are seeking public comment on the changes.The new policy, intended to guide school practices on recognizing, reporting and preventing abuse, cites the importance of holding school employees to high standards, supporting alleged victims and cooperating with law enforcement and child welfare investigations.Read full article >>
The city's youths call for schools to focus on underlying economic, racial, and social issues that too often lead to deaths of young black men.
Well over 100 high school seniors walked across a stage Friday morning at George Washington University and leaned in to a microphone to announce the colleges they are planning to attend at the first D.C. College Signing Day.Read full article >>
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