Reducing Class Size: Not So Cut and Dry

Class sizes are booming across the country, but not everybody agrees that obese classrooms are a bad thing. According to Education Week (www.edweek.org), the average number of students per classroom is inching its way up as school districts struggle to deal with their...

Almost Good News in Prince William County

There was a time that Prince William County schools faced a possible cut of more than 700 jobs in its fiscal 2011 budget. Gradually that number was whittled down until it finally reached zero. That was great news. The school system went from calamity to calm...

Schools Bursting at the Seams

The degenerative disease of school overcrowding continues to spread across the country, inflicting damage on the ability of students to learn and administrators to keep order. Unfortunately, Virginia has no cure, and so we, too, must suffer the symptoms. Researchers...