Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), flanked by cheerleaders and a marching band, congratulated the students at Dunbar High School on Thursday for achieving some of the biggest gains on the city’s standardized tests last year.Read full article >>
A student at an Ashburn, Va. middle school has been diagnosed with whooping cough, a Loudoun County Public Schools official said.
Spokesman Wayde Bayard said an e-mail was sent to parents of students at Eagle Ridge Middle School on Thursday morning notifying them of the diagnosis. The e-mail included a letter from the health department telling parents to watch for symptoms.Read full article >>
Howard University said Thursday it has reached agreement with a California firm to manage its teaching hospital, which in recent years has been a major source of fiscal strains for the school in Northwest Washington.Read full article >>
Strauss: Colorado student protest leader: ‘I’m learning how people need to act to make a democracy function’
Kyle Ferris is a student at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colo., and a leader of protests that have been rocking the school system there for weeks. In the following Q&A, Ferris explains why he started protests at his school and what he and others hope to achieve from their demonstrations as well as what he is learning about American democracy.Read full article >>
If you think that people are constantly collecting data about your and your kids but you aren’t exactly sure, here’s some information that can help you figure it out.Read full article >>
The more applications a college receives, the greater the consumer demand for that school, right?
Not necessarily, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report Thursday.
The credit rating agency, based in New York, found that applications to private colleges rose nearly 70 percent from 2004 to 2013 but that the annual total of new high school graduates rose a much more modest amount in that time, about 5 percent.Read full article >>