Latest from Jay Mathews

A single point on a test can be the difference between who’s declared gifted and who’s not.

  • Aug 10, 2018

Some 3 million people will start at U.S. colleges in the fall.

  • Aug 3, 2018

Common Core State Standards were supposed to revolutionize learning. Have they?

  • Jul 29, 2018

Many parents and teachers sense a secret agenda. They worry that politicians are trying to eliminate Ellington because Georgetown residents want the school’s building to serve just their kids.

  • Jul 22, 2018

School heads don’t mention how much those challenging courses help public schools.

  • Jul 15, 2018

A worried Duke Ellington parent insists she lives in the city. She hopes officials believe her.

  • Jul 8, 2018

Administrators at a Virginia high school cited a federal privacy law. The parents are angry.

  • Jul 1, 2018

He couldn’t understand at the time why that college and other selective schools seemed to shrug off their accomplishments.

  • Jun 24, 2018

College is fine, but graduates learn much in the military. I know I did.

  • Jun 17, 2018

Many private colleges accept community college transfers, but the bad news outweighs the good.

  • Jan 28, 2016
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