Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMTNationwide 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.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMTIn 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.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMTThe 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.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMTThe 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.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMTThe 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.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMTWalter Johnson is one of two high schools in Montgomery County to begin grading its students using a system that emphasizes academic achievement over participation.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMTSchool 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.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMTD.C. leaders have long avoided raising the sensitive topic of closing or consolidating schools, but the idea has gained momentum recently.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMTThe development intensifies the spotlight on the controversial leader of the state's second-largest school system.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMTThe 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.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMTJason 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.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMTA 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.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 3:05:59 GMTThree 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.