A little diversion from the school reform fare: An Illinois school has 24 sets of twins in a single grade.
This Associated Press story reports that the discovery was made by 11-year-old twins Luke and Ryan Novosel, who attend Highcrest Middle School in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago, when they were looking around for a way to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.Read full article >>
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New discipline policies approved last week by the Fairfax County school board follow a steady decline in the number of such cases considered by the school district in recent years.
The substantial policy changes, the latest effort by the school system to address the evolving discipline process, are expected to reduce the number of suspensions and possible expulsions students face every year for the most serious offenses.Read full article >>
Editor’s note: Following is the text of a letter written by Howard University trustee Renee Higginbotham-Brooks. In the letter, disclosed Friday, she charges that the historically black university in Northwest Washington is “in genuine trouble” because of fiscal and management issues. Higginbotham-Brooks confirmed to The Post on Saturday that she wrote the letter, but declined further comment.Read full article >>