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  • Poquoson SOL pass rates top state averages, except in eighth-grade math

    Poquoson students' Standards of Learning pass rates were better than the statewide averages for the most part. However, students taking the SOL for eighth grade mathematics did not have pass rates as high as the statewide average. "Middle school math is...
  • LAUSD's students need better libraries, not iPads

      LAUSD's students need better libraries, not iPads
    Like Supt. John Deasy and others in the Los Angeles Unified School District, I am concerned about the educational civil rights of the district's students. While the iPad-for-every-student controversy has gotten much media coverage lately, a long-term...
  • Films worth seeking on the indie circuit

    Films worth seeking on the indie circuit
    We're heading into Oscar-bait season for Hollywood, when the biggest movies tend to suck up all the oxygen. Just as worthy are the offerings from the local art house scene, which reliably features smaller films — indie features, classic films and...
  • High school students advance as semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

    Parkland High School students were chosen as the semifinalists for the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. The follow students have the opportunity to continue in the competition, according to a school district press release: Saagar Asnani...
  • Local dealership raises funds for Poquoson Middle School

    Pomoco Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Hampton with the Poquoson Middle School Parent Teacher Organization raised $2,490 to purchase laptops and iPads for a “laptop cart” at the middle school. The school has about two or three laptop carts, which...
  • Liberia: a sister in need [Commentary]

    Liberia: a sister in need [Commentary]
    Like many Americans, we in Maryland have watched and listened to the graphic daily news stories chronicling Ebola's escalating devastation in Liberia and other West African nations. Our hearts break as we witness the deaths of innocent Liberians and...
  • Broward magnet schools show sparkle, though not all

    Broward County's best magnet schools are a hit, attracting waiting lists of students attracted to specialized areas of focus, high standards and close involvement with business and community groups. But there are trouble spots, too, starting with five...
  • Christian high school plans fall 2015 opening at former community center site

    The space that most recently housed the West Newport Community Center will become home to Newport Beach's only private Christian high school. The City Council voted unanimously last week to approve a 10-year lease that allows Pacifica Christian High...
  • Florida halts online reading test that was focus of complaints

    Florida halts online reading test that was focus of complaints
    An online reading test Florida required for kindergartners and other young students was halted Monday after numerous complaints about technology glitches. The test, FAIR, was the focus of a Gainesville kindergarten teacher's protest earlier this month....
  • Pre-K doesn't help children learn [Letter]

    Pre-K doesn't help children learn [Letter]
    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown says Larry Hogan doesn't care about children and that is why he is against Mr. Brown's pre-K plan for everyone in the state. But what Mr. Brown doesn't say is how he proposes to pay for this program. Various studies have...
  • District 230 launches college, career labs

    District 230 launches college, career labs
    Consolidated High School District 230 is hoping to give seniors a leg up in the college admission process by giving them time during school to work on their applications. About 15 students worked on essays and applications on laptops in Stagg High...