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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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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 public schools win performance excellence award

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

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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.

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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.

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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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