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Class Struggle: June 21, 2009 - June 27, 2009

Do You Know a Great 'Surplussed' Teacher?

I’m not saying Juliet Good is the best teacher I ever saw, but she is way above average. So why did Richard Montgomery High School, a splendid institution in a wealthy Maryland suburban school system, tell her they no longer...

By Washington Post editors  |  June 26, 2009; 3:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Tags: teacher layoffs  
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Jay on the Web: Is AP the Only Way to Challenge Students?

Every year, Jay Mathews compiles The Challenge Index, a ranking of schools based on a simple formula - the number of AP, IB, and other college-level tests given out at any given high school divided by the total number of...

By Sarah Mimms  |  June 24, 2009; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Jay on the Web  | Tags: AP, The Challenge Index  
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Admissions 101: A Class Quandry

Jay posted a true quandry in Admissions 101: Is it better for students to get good grades in easy classes, or mediocre grades in tough ones? Jay is specifically talking about AP and IB classes and how top tier schools...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 23, 2009; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Admissions 101  | Tags: AP, IB, college admissions  
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