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Lawmakers from both parties appear unlikely to push for test-based teacher evaluations in federal law.
The Answer Sheet
Donna St. George
School Board President Patricia O’Neill issues statement saying public will be informed of steps.
It is deciding the fate of Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr in secret. It can’t pretend it is a secret ‘personnel matter.’
A CEO argues that smaller companies can’t afford to recruit on campus, and college career counseling isn’t doing enough to show graduates where the jobs are
Michael Alison Chandler
Shifts in school renovation funding cast District projects into doubt.
Donna St. George and Bill Turque
Contract renewal being discussed, Joshua Starr wrote a five-page memo on his accomplishments and vision.
Nick Anderson and Susan Svrluga
Ivy League school in New Hampshire moves to internal residential communities, works to rein in drinking, hazing, other ‘extreme behavior’.
Cheating problems with the SAT overseas continue.
National sorority leaders who unanimously urged their members at UVa to avoid fraternity events Saturday stand firm despite outcry from students
Hybrid approach would keep annual K-12 tests for U.S. students, but most of them wouldn’t count for much.
He supports local control of assessments and his spokesman indicated that he would like to hit the ‘pause’ button. But can he?
ANSWER SHEET | Where there isn’t money, there is excessive testing, lack of options and struggle.
A student responded to the order to stay home on fraternities’ bid night.
Jeffrey J. Selingo
Job licensing fees have lined state coffers, but are they also a barrier to employment and a source of rising college costs?
After a series of vulgar tweets targeting Arlington schools, officials urge students to keep it civil on Twitter.
Downturn in 2011 and 2012 came amid recession-battered state budgets, waning stimulus funds.
National sorority leaders told UVa sorority sisters to avoid fraternity parties Saturday night for their own safety
Joshua P. Starr’s future with system is uncertain; school board meets but takes no action on contract renewal.
Scholar Mike Rose examines and dismantles the assumptions about teaching and learning that underlie reforms such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top.
The Ward 5 Council member reintroduced the bill to increase sports participation for girls.
‘Forcing phonics-based reading on kindergartners as a standard they must all meet to be on the path toward college and career readiness is counterproductive because it’s developmentally inappropriate for many 5-year-olds. ‘
4 board members oppose renewing Superintendent Joshua P. Starr’s contract, 2 county officials say.
The edict “perpetuates the idea that women are inferior, sexual objects,” a petition opposing it says.
The Caps and Wizards owner is taking over D.C. CAP, succeeding former Post chairman Don Graham.
The video from a school in Rhode Island is going viral.
‘I hate the new reading test that we have to take in second grade’
Here’s an open letter about Cuomo’s plan to evaluate teachers, which is extreme when compared with that of other states.
New data show graduation rates ticked up in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.
Virginia schools say they will work with the legislature, but there are concerns about deterring victims from coming forward.
Scholar Mark Bauerlein explores the exams’ sterility, a result of fairness rules that got out of control.
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