When choosing between public schools or deciding whether to send a child to private school or move to the suburbs, many parents look at the test scores for schools listed online. But DCPS, as in many states, reports just the percentage of students who scored “proficient” or higher in math and reading. That number actually doesn’t tell parents what they need to know.
The Obama administration on Wednesday granted the District and six states relief from key provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law, including the requirement that all students be proficient in math and reading by 2014.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday proposed a $1 billion program to recruit high-performing math and science teachers to mentor and evaluate their peers and help students excel. The so-called Master Teacher Corps program calls for recruiting 2,500 such educators at the outset and increasing that to 10,000 over four years, paying them $20,000 stipends