D.C. schools focus on dropout prevention (The Washington Post): A coalition of public, private and nonprofit groups in the District of Columbia is targeting early risk factors for high-school dropouts. A report released Friday by the group found students are six percentage points less likely to graduate from high-school for every class they fail in eighth grade.
Denver-area protests over history curriculum continue (The Denver Post): For the fourth day in a row, students from several Denver-area high schools have walked out of class in protest of changes to the Advanced Placement history curriculum. The controversy is related to the recent election of a school board with a conservative majority.
Reports criticize student course evaluations (NPR): Two recent reports suggest the practice of using student evaluations to measure college instructors is deeply flawed and could encourage poor teaching methods.
- ‘Excellent sheep’ author returns to Yale to tend his flock (The Chronicle of Higher Education)