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Despite intensified efforts to improve attendance rates in D.C. public schools, more than half of high school students — 56 percent —were considered “chronically truant” during the 2013-2014 school year, after accumulating more than 10 unexcused absences, according to a report scheduled to be released Monday by the Children’s Law Center and D.C. Lawyers for Youth.Read full article >>
Here, from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading ReportTM: Fifth Edition is information on what kids want in books, findings taken from a nationally representative survey of parents and students taken last fall. You can read more about that in the post below.Read full article >>
The Scholastic Kids & Family Reading ReportTM: Fifth Edition is out and offers a snapshot of where young people are when it comes to reading independently.Here are some of the findings of a nationally representative survey conducted last fall by Scholastic in conjunction with YouGov. Some of the results are surprising, including the fact that kids prefer to read books in print.Read full article >>
Happy birthday to Vincent E. Reed, one of the best D.C. schools superintendents ever. He turned 87 on March 1. Among the many battles Reed fought for children was the creation of Benjamin Banneker Academic High School. The selective, demanding magnet school in Northwest Washington became a reality in 1980 only because Reed inspired a revolt against a school board that thought challenging low-income students was an elitist pipe dream.Read full article >>
The Nurse-Family Partnership is at the heart of a sweeping federal effort aimed at improving children’s health by educating mothers.
A Fairfax County student is among 56 artists — and the youngest of the group — to be chosen for a Smithsonian Institution exhibit on the National Mall.The work of Maya Chung, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, is being featured in the Artists at Work exhibition on display at the Smithsonian’s Ripley Center. Chung is a volunteer at the museum’s Q?rius scienceeducation lab.Read full article >>
Yik Yak, a social media app that serves as a local bulletin board, has proved popular especially on college campuses, but the cover of anonymity it offers allows for some unfettered nastiness.
As much as I didn’t want to micromanage my daughter’s hair, I did want to micromanage my daughter’s hair.
A growing number of parents are refusing to let their children take standardized tests this year, arguing that civil disobedience is the best way to change what they say is a destructive overemphasis on tests in the nation’s public schools. Read full article >>
The Liberty City Charter School, the first of its kind in Florida and a pioneer in what became a national movement, is now defunct.
On College Football: Tangled Case of a Baylor Football Player Poses a Test for the Rules of Eligibility
There remain more questions than answers about a Baylor football player being declared ineligible, and about the procedure by which college students are barred from playing sports.
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