The Fairfax-based Peterson Family Foundation plans to announce Monday that it will donate $1 million to a nonprofit group that recruits college students to teach in low-income communities.
The money from Milton V. Peterson, owner of National Harbor, a waterfront development of hotels, restaurants, stores and a proposed casino, will be used specifically for Teach for America-D.C. Region to attract, train and develop teachers to work in the public schools in Prince George’s County.Read full article >>
Should a college-bound student take the SAT or ACT? What difference will the SAT revisions announced last week make as students weigh that decision? These questions are being asked in the nation’s high schools, and they are likely to intensify in the two years before the new SAT debuts in 2016.Read full article >>
It didn’t make sense, but there it was: A postcard was sticking out of the stack of mail Michele Leonardi had pulled from her mailbox on the first day of March. On it was a 1 cent stamp and a 1946 postmark.Read full article >>
Some time ago, Neil Davey began pondering a question that might not consume the average teenager: How, he wondered, could he effectively detect and isolate circulating tumor cells in a cancer patient’s bloodstream?Read full article >>
You’d think that being severely brain damaged, blind and bound to a wheelchair in 2013 would have been enough of a clue that Ethan Rediske was not able to take a required standardized test in 2014. Or the fact that he was in hospice care, dying.Read full article >>