Category Archives: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

WaPo Emma Brown Fairfax school board debates Thomas Jefferson High admissions

Washington Post (WaPo )Emma Brown Fairfax school board debates Thomas Jefferson High admissions By Emma Brown, Published: July 19 ==Dialogue with a poster at WaPo MarkTenneyNewMathDoneRight 10:41 AM EDT The TJ admissions test should contain problems going from easy to … Continue reading

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WaPo Emma Brown Parent group pushing for TJ admission changes

The Thomas Jefferson High School admissions test is not hard enough and doesn’t qualify students good enough or advanced enough in intro algebra for the work at TJ.  This results in the need for remedial teaching this summer at TJ … Continue reading

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Re: Thomas Jefferson High School Letter from Algebra 2/Trigonometry Professional Learning Community

The  Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology is having problems admitting students who are not prepared for math.  This has created a scandal being followed by Emma Brown at the Washington Post and Lisa Gartner at the Washington … Continue reading

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Re: Lisa Gartner Thomas Jefferson HS adds summer classes, help sessions for struggling students

Lisa Gartner at the Washington Examiner writes: Thomas Jefferson HS adds summer classes, help sessions for struggling students This supports John Dell’s WaPo piece. The article cites the letter already posted by this blog after it was kindly sent by … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson TJHSST is not for placing out of stem in college

In the Washington Post two letters on the John Dell article on remediation argue for different views of TJ’s role.  One letter is by a person who used their education at TJ to place out of STEM in college. They … Continue reading

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Re: An uneven base of knowledge at Thomas Jefferson High School

Washington Post editorial on Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology. An uneven base of knowledge at Thomas Jefferson High School The Post editorial is a continuation of the John Dell op ed about remedial math. A simple solution … Continue reading

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Re Dyanne Smith Thomas Jefferson High School is not for all

Dyanne Smith’s  “Thomas Jefferson High School is not for all” is an excellent letter from a parent of a graduate of Thomas Jefferson in support of John Dell’s Washington Post op ed on teaching remedial math at Thomas Jefferson High … Continue reading

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