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Most schools in the District and its Maryland suburbs reopen in August. In Northern Virginia, with the notable exception of Loudoun County, most reopen in early September. Here are K-12 start dates for local school systems.


Three in 10 Virginia schools lack full accreditation; students struggle with tests

The number of schools failing to meet state standards jumped significantly as students struggle on new tests.


Arlington public schools win performance excellence award

The honor puts the Virginia district in the running for the national Malcolm Baldrige award.


Arlington schools announce key findings from ‘Big Data’ competition

The study focused on drop-out rates in the county using a massive trove of student data.


Charles Carroll Middle School students are ‘Happy’

Charles Carroll Middle School is part of a growing list of places that have made their own dance video.


The new school year brings changes to the region’s schools

(James A. Parcell / The Washington Post)

What to expect in the Washington area schools during the 2014-2015 school year.


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