Six months before the June primary, three of four school board members up for reelection in Montgomery County have filed with the state elections board to seek another term.
Patricia O’Neill, 63, the longest-serving member, announced Monday that she will run for a fifth term. O’Neill’s district includes Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac, although board members are elected by voters countywide.Read full article >>
It’s PISA Day, meaning that the latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment have just been released, and -- brace yourself -- the average scores for U.S. students were not very much different from any of the previous comparison years. They were generally in the middle of the pack of 65 countries and individual school systems.Read full article >>
Nearly 20 years ago, Congress ended a notable federal effort to support higher education behind bars.
Inmates of state and federal prisons became ineligible for Pell grants through a provision of the 1994 omnibus crime bill that President Bill Clinton signed into law. The House, then controlled by Democrats, approved the provision on a vote of 312 to 116 in April that year.Read full article >>
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Here are highlights of the newly released 2012 scores from the Program of International Student Assessment, an exam given every three years to 15 year olds around the world in reading, math and science. In this administration of PISA, 65 countries and education systems participated. Connecticut, Florida, and Massachusetts each participated for the first time as international benchmarking systems and received separate scores.Read full article >>
Finland has for years been a leader in education, scoring at or near the top of international assessments and capturing the attention of the world for its successful approach to education. But Finland is no longer at the top of international test rankings (though they haven’t fallen very far), as newly released results from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment show. Are Finnish schools slipping? By what measure? Why?Read full article >>