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Just 26 percent of ACT test-takers are prepared for college

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Emma Brown, Lynh Bui,
Published on: 
Thu, 08/22/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Just more than one-quarter of students who took the ACT college entrance exam this year scored high enou

A Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Different Types of Parental Involvement Programs for Urban Students

Author(s): 
William Jeynes
Published on: 
Mon, 08/19/2013

This meta-analysis of 51 studies examines the relationship between various kinds of parental involvement programs and the academic achievement of pre-kindergarten-12th-grade

A smarter way to start high schoolers’ days

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Washington Post Editorial Board,
Published on: 
Mon, 08/19/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

SINCE THE mid-1990s, school districts of varying size across the country have taken measures to push back morning start times for high school students.

Parents of more than 4,000 Va. students given wrong testing results

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Michael Alison Chandler
Published on: 
Wed, 08/14/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Pearson, the world’s largest education and testing company, provided incorrect scorecards for more than 4,000 students in Virginia who took an alternative assessment last school year.

Once common, perfect Va. SOL scores now rare with new tests

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Michael Alison Chandler
Published on: 
Mon, 08/12/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Forty-five percent of Arlington County fifth-graders who took the state Standards of Learning math test in the spring of 2011 not only passed the test, they earned perfect scores.

FCPS Puts Proposed New Science Textbooks Up for Review

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
Sun Gazette
Published on: 
Fri, 08/09/2013
Media Source: 
Sun Gazette

Tanisha Holland, Thomas Jefferson High School admissions director, steps down

Reporter(s)/Author(s): 
T. Rees Shapiro,
Published on: 
Mon, 07/29/2013
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Tanisha Holland, the admissions director for Fairfax County’s elite Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, has stepped down from the position and taken a new role in the schoo

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