The Need for Extra-Curricular Activities

In school, teachers and parents put a lot of stress on academic success, and with good reason. Understanding school subjects is a sure way to raise your base of knowledge and do well in school and beyond. However, grades are not the only important thing to consider...

AYP–Burden or Benefit

Prince William County and Manassas schools had trouble meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals last school year, but is it poor education or extremely high standards that are responsible? In Prince William, 28 out of 82 schools didn’t meet AYP in 2009-10, up four...

Helping Students Catch Up

“No Child Left Behind” is an ambitious project set up under the Bush administration to do exactly what its title implies. Despite that, some students in school systems continue to lag behind. Schools often have their own measures for helping those students. Now,...