Jay Mathews -- After briefly trying to brush off suggestions that recent test score gains are fraudulent, the D.C. public schools have adopted the right attitude about massive and mysterious wrong-to-right erasures of answers on the D.C. Comprehensive Assessment System tests.
Eight public and private schools in the Washington area received one of the highest distinctions in U.S. education Thursday as Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the 304 winners of the National Blue Ribbon School awards.
Mayor Patrice Douglas -- "Out of Edmond’s 25 public schools, nine of them are national blue ribbon schools. The sheer number of "blue ribbons” in Edmond makes them seem almost commonplace. But they are not."