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Republicans have launched an attack on the Common Core State Standards, an initiative that more than 45 states and the District of Columbia signed onto but that has been facing increasing opposition in recent months from both right and left.
Chancellor Kaya Henderson and members of the D.C. Council’s education committee agreed Thursday that no one knows for sure whether D.C. schools’ 2008 test scores were inflated because of cheating.
It’s a question that has never been fully investigated, they said at a hearing devoted to examining test security in the city’s schools. It is also a question that appears unlikely to be resolved now.Read full article >>
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The University of Virginia Board of Visitors voted Thursday to increase tuition for in-state undergraduates by 3.8 percent and for out-of-state students by 4.8 percent for the upcoming school year, meaning Virginians will pay about $450 more and out-of-state students will pay roughly $1,825 more at the state’s flagship public school.Read full article >>