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Actress/activist Ruby Dee dies at 91
EXCLUSIVE | Inside Bergdahl’s journal
Big change to frequent flyer programs
My sister inspired The Fault in Our Stars
(Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post)
Can a folk-singing, irreverent, firebrand teacher save the NEA, the nation’s largest labor union?
The Answer Sheet
‘What we must do and what we must stop doing.’
Thirteen states paid this year for 11th-graders to take the exam during the school day. More plan to follow suit.
A well-regarded annual poll conducted by Gallup finds waning support for the Common Core State Standards.
T. Rees Shapiro
Wide-ranging Gallup surveyalso shows that trust in the nation’s public school system has evaporated.
‘There is no need for innocent children to go hungry because’ of the civic unrest in the Missouri city.
The opening of the new school year has now been postponed twice because of continuing unrest.
Support has gone down among the general public too.
Woodson High principal Jeff Yost will retire at the end of September.
Donna St. George
Montgomery seeks to provide 17,000 backpacks to students at high-poverty schools.
A teacher’s response.
Benchmarking is everywhere in education now. We benchmark students in relation to standards, schools in relation to each other, or the educational performance of our own country against higher scoring competitors. Why?
Montgomery’s first extensive code of conduct includes matrix of offenses and possible consequences.
‘Why would policymakers create tests that are designed to mark as failures two out of every three children? ‘
A letter about the responsibility of teachers in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s shooting death.
About Abe Lincoln and more.
E-mails show that Jeremy L. Williams helped promote for-profit companies that allegedly gave him $150,000.
An Austin teacher explains how she helps keep kids from getting fidgety in her class.
It’s about No Child Left Behind and the U.S. Education Department.
What to expect in the Washington area schools during the 2014-2015 school year.
Coming up with ways to solve everyday problems, students compete for national title.
Read The Washington Post’s detailed coverage of all the colleges and universities in the Washington area.
Read Randi Weingarten’s letter to Campbell Brown.
Montessori parents say they were not included in plans to allow another school to share their building.
A detailed look at the data.
T. Rees Shapiro and Valerie Strauss
Higher testing standards could cause up to 250 Virginia schools to drop to “accredited with warning” next month.
Educators launch effort to bring more students into computer science, with focus on girls and minorities.
One question marked wrong for many students was actually right.
Such thinking affects the way reading is taught in early grades.
‘Don’t tell us that you know more about good instruction than we do.” And six other things.
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