Virginia high school gives all students a chance

J.E.B Stuart High School math teacher, William Horkan says, “Don’t be afraid to give students a challenge,” and that’s exactly what he does. Horkan invites all students, advanced or not, to take his International Baccalaureat Math Studies (IBMS) class. And students are living up to that challenge by not only doing well in his class,

How good are your colleges?

Recently, we’ve been encouraging high schools to look at college-related data on their graduates for insights into how well their program prepares students for postsecondary success (see  “Chasing the college acceptance letter” ).  But preparing for college is just one side of the equation. Truth is, college grad rates vary a lot, even among institutions that admit academically similar students. And parents and students — not to mention