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 >>
More than half of Maryland’s black students attend schools where the vast majority of students are nonwhite and poor, according to a report released Thursday that documents intensifying segregation patterns in the state’s public schools over two decades.Read full article >>
First, I suppose, I should tell you what it is I am not writing about.Read full article >>
So much for making children and adults in schools safer.
As anybody following the news knows by now, the Senate on Wednesday rejected a watered-down compromise of a watered-down version of legislation that would have banned some military-style assault rifles, limited the size of ammunition magazines and expanded background checks on most gun sales-- measures that were aimed at keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals.Read full article >>