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Class Struggle: June 14, 2009 - June 20, 2009

The Community College Placement Mess

Newspaper reporters, a group to which I belonged until recently, usually don’t write about old reports, unless of course the documents have been suppressed for years by nefarious government minions. If a reporter tells her editor she has found a...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 19, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Trends  | Tags: community college  
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Should Advanced Elementary Students Be Bussed to a Middle School?

Dear Extra Credit: I am a former Montgomery County public schools employee, a parent of two in the system and a lifelong educator. An accelerated math program is presenting a unique challenge for the whole system. As a parent,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 18, 2009; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Extra Credit  | Tags: Accelerated Math, Montgomery Public Schools, bureaucracy  
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Jay on the Web: Michelle Rhee's Report Card

Post reporter Bill Turque took an in-depth look at Michelle Rhee's first two-years as a chancellor of D.C. schools over the weekend, and Jay weighed in with a three-part sit-down interview with Rhee. For the Post's takeaway, see this item...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2009; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Jay on the Web  | Tags: D.C. Schools, Michelle Rhee  
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Admissions 101: Could AP Replace the SAT?

Earlier this month in Admissions 101, Jay Mathews discussed a new policy at Bryn Mawr College which will allow students to submit a combination of AP scores in diverse subjects instead of SAT II scores. Jay wanted to know...

By Sarah Mimms  |  June 16, 2009; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Admissions 101  | Tags: AP, AP Advanced Placement International Baccalaureate IB, SAT, high school testing  
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Grading the Column's First Year

Summer arrives in a few days, so this will be the last Schools & Learning page until August. I am not happy about that. It's shameful to admit, but this column is both my occupation and my favorite recreation....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 15, 2009; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Metro Monday  | Tags: Jay Mathews  
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What Are Your Lessons For Michelle Rhee?

My colleague Bill Turque, the Post’s D.C. schools reporter, has taught me just about everything I know about the inner workings of the city’s public schools and its one-of-a-kind schools chancellor, Michelle A. Rhee. He has an intriguing piece today...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 14, 2009; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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