Class Struggle: ACT

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 12/27/2009

More required P.E.--a bad idea from good people

Nowhere in her press release does Cheh address the key issue--the fact that the D.C. schools need to do a better job using the limited time they have, about six and a half hours a day, to address students’ weaknesses in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. She and Gray are telling teachers trying to turn around those poor performances that now they will have even less time to do it.

By Jay Mathews  |  10:00 PM ET, 12/27/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro Monday | Tags:  D.C. schools, Healthy Schools Act, Mary M. Cheh, Physical education, Vincent C. Gray, politicians that don't understand schools

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/18/2009

Name the new education law, one word at a time

Assistant secretary of education Peter Cunningham suggested I ask readers what single word they think is most important to have in the new name to replace No Child Left Behind. Sounds like a fun exercise. Put your suggestions here.

By Jay Mathews  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/18/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jay on the Web | Tags:  Elementary and Secondary Education Act, No Child Left Behind, Peter Cunningham, law naming contest, name the new education law

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 08/04/2009

Admissions 101: Boot the SAT?

Jay Mathews is looking for feedback over at Admissions 101: My latest online column addresses the growing trend of colleges telling many of their applicants they do not have to submit SAT or ACT scores. This is one of the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:09 PM ET, 08/04/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions 101 | Tags:  ACT, SAT, college admissions

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 05/19/2009

Admissions 101: Are Too Many Smart Kids Ditching the SAT?

Back in March, Jay asked in Admissions 101 whether smart kids were moving away from taking the SATs. The conversation has been bubbling ever since. Patrickmattimore1 writes educators should not rethink which tests students are taking, but the tests in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:42 AM ET, 05/19/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions 101 | Tags:  ACT, SAT