RSS Feed

Teacher Evaluation Impasse Costs New York City Hundreds Of Millions

In New York City, the failure to agree on a plan for evaluating its teachers is being widely criticized, especially because the city will now miss out on hundreds of millions of dollars in state financing. At stake was $250 million in aid, and another $200 million in grants, according to WNYC's Schoolbook education blog.

UNC To Open Masters Program To Special Forces Medics

Some veterans with special skills will be given an opportunity to apply to a new program that will train them in a field that needs more experienced workers. The new master's program at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine is designed for veterans who were medics in the military and wold like to become physician assistants.

Seattle High School's Teachers Toss District's Test

The teachers say the test, which evaluates their performance as well as the students', is a waste of time. The district is planning review of the test's effectiveness but still expects that it will be administered. As protests against standardized tests percolate nationwide, Seattle may cause a greater ripple effect.

AP Credit Will No Longer Be Accepted At Dartmouth

Advanced Placement exams, which many high school students use to gain course credits when they attend college, will no longer be accepted for credit at Dartmouth College, the AP reports.
WAMU 88.5

DCPS Chancellor Takes 5 Schools Off Closure List

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson

D.C. Public Schools has removed five schools from a list of 20 that were slated for closure last year. A total of 13 schools will close at the end of this academic year and two more will close in 2014.

WAMU 88.5

Virginia Senate Committee Approves UVA Rector Nomination

A Virginia State Senate committee has approved the re-nomination of University of Virginia Rector Helen Dragas, paving the way for a vote in the full Senate. Dragas came under fire last year for her attempt to remove UVA president Theresa Sullivan.