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Enrollment in ROTC Down 16 Percent

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMT

Nationwide enrollment has slipped over the past two years, leaving the program, which commissions more than six of every 10 new Army officers each year, with its fewest participants in nearly a decade.



No Move Made by Board On Hornsby

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMT

In the face of a federal investigation, Prince George's County schools chief Andre J. Hornsby won at least a two-week reprieve from any decision on his future as the school system leader.



NEA, States Challenge 'No Child' Program

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMT

The nation's largest teacher's union joins school districts in Michigan, Texas, and Vermont in filing a federal lawsuit charging that the Department of Education has failed to provide adequate funding for the No Child Left Behind initiative.



A D.C. Teacher's Day in the Rose Garden

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMT

The sixth-graders were hunched over their desks behind the metal-screened windows of the middle school -- still digesting the difference between similes and metaphors -- as the limousine carrying their school's best teacher pulled up to the northwest gate of the White House yesterday.



Hornsby Imbroglio Raises Worries

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMT

The fallout from a federal criminal investigation of Prince George's County schools chief Andre J. Hornsby has jolted a school system that can ill afford another bout of instability.



Montgomery Adjusting To Grading Shift

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMT

Walter Johnson is one of two high schools in Montgomery County to begin grading its students using a system that emphasizes academic achievement over participation.



Janey Lists 16 Sites for Lease Plan

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMT

School Superintendent Clifford B. Janey issued a report to the D.C. Board of Education yesterday listing 16 underused schools that are candidates for sharing space with charter schools.



Officials Moving to Sell Some Schools

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMT

D.C. leaders have long avoided raising the sensitive topic of closing or consolidating schools, but the idea has gained momentum recently.



FBI Takes Inquiry To Hornsby's Staff

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMT

The development intensifies the spotlight on the controversial leader of the state's second-largest school system.



Wealthy Often Win in Merit-Aid Race

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMT

The competition between private colleges for accomplished students, combined with state efforts to encourage enrollment in public universities, together contribute to the rise in merit scholarships, experts say.



D.C. Math Educator Named Nation's Best

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMT

Jason Kamras, of the District's Sousa Middle School has been named the National Teacher of the Year, the first time in the contest's 53-year history that a D.C. educator has won.



Report Tracks Effects of SOL Tests

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMT

A study by the Va. Department of Education found that high school graduation rates held steady for white students in 2004, but dropped significantly for black and Hispanic students.



A Few Lucky Students Who Don't Need AP

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMT

Three months ago I read a commentary in the newspaper Education Week and wondered why I heard a grinding sound. It turned out to be my back molars, scraping together in a way my dentist has complained about many times. The reason for my obvious tension was a commentary, "On Dropping AP Courses: A Voice from the Developing Movement," [Jan. 19 issue] by Bruce G. Hammond, director of college counseling at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque, N.M.