Chancellor Henderson wants to retain at least 80% of students in the 15 schools DCPS is closing. Their plan (PDF) includes increased outreach to families affected by the school closures. (Post)
What sequestration means
Sequestration will affect education along with other government programs. Districts around the nation are bracing for cuts that will likely force teacher layoffs. (Education Week)
Sequester, Dr. Seuss style
What would Dr. Seuss say about sequestration? This poem from the National Priorities Project gives it a go. (GOOD)
Associate’s degree better than bachelor’s?
Nearly 30% of associate’s degree holders earn more than those with a bachelor’s degree, according to new research from Georgetown University. On average, new 2-year graduates as a group out-earn their 4-year university peers. (Hechinger Report)
Truancy rates frustrate council
DC councilmembers took Chancellor Henderson to task on the truancy rate. More truant students are being referred to Child and Family Services, transportation subsidies to students aren’t getting distributed. (Post)
KIPP students soar
Students in KIPP middle school for 3 years outpaced traditional school students by gaining up to a year or more knowledge in math, reading, science and social studies, a new study found. (Huffington Post)
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