South Carolina Survey Shenanigans

You may recall that in a previous blog post we discussed the benefits of single-gender classrooms. Well, an article over at slate.com tackles the subject as well. Only this one is focused on debunking the seemingly fantastic news coming from the South Carolina...

Have No Fear

For Prince William County parents worried about their children’s education, perhaps they need have no fear.  Evidently it’s a great place for youth. America’s Promise Alliance recently chose the county as one of its 100 best communities for young people. The...

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...

Merit Pay Snafu

The Prince William County school system plan to institute a merit pay program in some of its schools may have hit a snag. The Federal Department of Education provided the school system with an $11.1 million grant to pay for the five-year Teacher Incentive Performance...