At a middle school in Mooresville, Obama announced he was directing federal regulators to turn the nation’s classrooms into digital learning centers by equipping schools with broadband and high-speed Internet connections — at a cost of several billion dollars.
House lawmakers are moving to protect Capitol Hill’s budget even as they slash programs like education, health research, water projects and housing aid for the poor.
Among the top 100, five are from the area, with Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria in the top 10.
Nine D.C. Charter Schools could receive enrollment ceiling increases at Monday evening’s meeting of the DC Public Charter School Board.
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to increase funding for the arts in a year of deep federal budget cuts.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren questioned minimum wage increases during a Senate hearing, and cited a study that suggests the federal minimum wage should be standing at $22 an hour.
The Montgomery County Board of Education has approved a budget that includes $18.6 million for employee raises, but that could set up a possible battle with the County Council.
Teachers need to start taking their own advice.
Virginia ranked fifth nationwide in the percentage of public school students earning a score of 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement examinations.
Legislation pushed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to allow the state to take over chronically failing schools received final General Assembly approval Wednesday.
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