Teachers’ union wants kindergarten assessments halted

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Md. teachers argue there are too many concerns about the test, such as loss of instruction, tech glitches.

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Here’s who got the biggest Gates Foundation education grants for 2014

Here’s who got the biggest Gates Foundation education grants for 2014

Millions went to support the Common Core, charter schools and more.

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Firing a successful principal makes no sense

Peter Cahall has made great progress at D.C.’s Wilson High. Yet his contract is not being renewed.

ACLU challenges Va. high school’s transgender bathroom policy

The school board called for a separate unisex bathroom, but one student described it as “humiliating.”

Arlington board approves plan for new middle school

Arlington board approves plan for new middle school

The board voted to move the H-B Woodlawn program in five years to make room for a new middle school.

U-Va. board leader denounces ‘drive-by journalism’

U-Va. board leader denounces ‘drive-by journalism’

George Keith Martin accused the magazine of “callous indifference” to the consequences of its rape article.

NAACP opposes English-learner schools for immigrants

NAACP opposes English-learner schools for immigrants

Prince George’s schools for people struggling with English shortchange longtime residents, critics say.

Employment and earnings weighed in college-rating plan

Employment and earnings weighed in college-rating plan

Obama administration considers measuring whether recent grad earn more than 200 percent of poverty level.

Should the federal government rate colleges based on graduates’ earnings? It just may do it.

Should the federal government rate colleges based on graduates’ earnings? It just may do it.

The U.S. Education Department releases its draft proposal to rate colleges and universities. Read the metrics being considered.

Congressional probe of Wisconsin school voucher program sought

Congressional probe of Wisconsin school voucher program sought

Read the letter that spells out the issues, including whether the program really helps improve academic achievement, as it promised to do when it was created.

Are you a bad teacher? Here’s how to tell.

Are you a bad teacher? Here’s how to tell.

Take this five-question quiz.

U.S. plans to rate colleges on access, affordability and student outcomes

U.S. plans to rate colleges on access, affordability and student outcomes

The Obama administration is releasing a “draft framework” of the ratings plan today.

Vote delayed on new D.C. high school grad requirements

Vote delayed on new D.C. high school grad requirements

The state education board opts not to shorten the comment period on a plan for a more flexible route to a diploma.

Four charter schools to lease former DCPS buildings

Four charter operators will serve high-needs students in two school buildings

Prince William schools to start before Labor Day in 2015

Prince William schools to start before Labor Day in 2015

The school district will start classes in August for the first time, getting a waiver from ‘Kings Dominion’ law.

Local schools chief a finalist for superintendent of the year

Local schools chief a finalist for superintendent of the year

Patrick Murphy has led Arlington Public Schools since 2009.

Why kindergarten teachers don’t want to give this test to their students

Why kindergarten teachers don’t want to give this test to their students

Maryland kindergarten teachers are pushing back on giving a new readiness test to kids.

Early admission rates for Class of 2019

The first word from some highly selective schools.

U-Va. to release sex-assault review after completion

U-Va. to release sex-assault review after completion

“We stand ready to take decisive action based on what we learn,’’ university’s rector says.

Principal at Va. charter school could get provisional license

Barbara Smith, who got credentials in Canada, has operated Middleburg Community Charter since August.

New chancellor named for Maryland public universities

Robert L. Caret will take over in July as chancellor of the University System of Maryland.

Largo High students perform at the Kennedy Center

Largo High students perform at the Kennedy Center

Students offer their spin on a Christmas classic: “A Christmas Story as told by Largo High School.”

Students deliver wish list to school board. There’s one item on it.

Students deliver wish list to school board. There’s one item on it.

Students ask Pittsburgh School Board to restore cuts to arts education.

Student says of Hopkins mistake: 2nd rejection was worse

Student says of Hopkins mistake: 2nd rejection was worse

Culpeper County student was one of 294 rejected or deferred applicants who got a mistaken welcome e-mail.

Montgomery County to examine handling of school abuse allegations

After two arrests for inappropriate touching went undisclosed for weeks, a public session is planned.

E-mail text: The Johns Hopkins admissions misfire

E-mail text: The Johns Hopkins admissions misfire

Here is the sequence of communication from Johns Hopkins University to Sam Stephenson.

How not to bomb the dreaded college application essay

How not to bomb the dreaded college application essay

How one high school senior approached her essay with help from her counselor. Plus tips on what to do and what not to do when writing the essay.

Sororities call U-Va. freeze a ‘violation’ of student rights

Sororities call U-Va. freeze a ‘violation’ of student rights

National Panhellenic Conference statement says Greek system not tone deaf to sexual assault.

D.C. Board might vote early on graduation requirements

Proposed regulations that would create alternate paths to graduation are still open for public comment.

Johns Hopkins mistakenly tells 294 they are admitted

Johns Hopkins mistakenly tells 294 they are admitted

The applicants to the elite school received the good — but erroneous — news after being informed earlier they had not been accepted.