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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.

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Prince George’s County schools CFO suspended

The chief financial officer for the Prince George’s County public schools has been placed on administrative leave after the Maryland Insurance Administration found he had committed insurance fraud.

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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.

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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.

Common Core calls for kids to read books that ‘frustrate’ them. Is that a good idea?

Does the Common Core’s approach to teaching reading to children make sense?

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Finance panel eyes Delaware State projects

A state panel is meeting to consider a request by Delaware State University for a bond issue of up to $38.5 million for campus improvements.

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Alexandria schools on alert after weapon report

Alexandria school officials say all schools went on lock-in after a report of a person brandishing a weapon near one school, but students are now on their way home.

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Police believe gun scare at Alexandria school was baseless

“It didn’t happen,” a spokeswoman said of a report that a man had brandished a weapon in front of kids.

 

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