A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
With the November election five weeks away, the race for school board in Montgomery County is expected to come into sharper focus Monday night at one of the first major forums of the fall campaign season.Read full article >>
The WalletHub Web site looked at data to determine the states that they call the “teacher friendliest states in the country.”
The data used to come up with the rankings include (see entire methodology below) average starting salaries, median annual salaries, number of teacher per capita, unemployment rates and much more. It also included data from other WalletHub rankings, including one purportedly ranking the “best and worst school systems” based in part on standardized test scores (which really tell us far less than commonly believed) and other data points that are open to interpretation, such as instances of bullying (which are handled differently in different schools).Read full article >>
A report released Friday looks at the drop-out crisis in the District and identifies early risk factors that can derail students from graduating. Currently, as many as 40 percent of students in the District do not graduate in four years, one of the lowest graduation rates in the country.Read full article >>