Ranil and South African President hold talks

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had talks with South African President Jacob Zuma at the Bandaranaike International Airport.Wickremesinghe tweeted this morning saying he met Zuma who was in Sri Lanka while returning to his country after a visit to China. The South African President’s plane made a brief stopover at the airport where he was greeted by the Prime Minister.Both leaders had brief talks at the airport.

Kentucky releases new school accountability report

The accountability report was released Tuesday by Kentucky education officials.The report classifies an additional 50 schools as being in need of improvement.The assessment results show wide achievement gaps in reading and math among white and black students in elementary schools.Related Article: FCPS: Test results shows changes are workingKentucky’s new rating program is the result of a requirement that states update their school accountability systems as a result of a federal education law passed by Congress in 2015. FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s new school accountability system has awarded the highest five-star rating to 56 schools, while 89 schools lag at the other end of the scale with the lowest score.The vast majority of public schools fall into the mid-range, three-star category.- Advertisement – read more