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Va. governor meets with black leaders in Charlottesville, urges ABC reforms

Va. governor meets with black leaders in Charlottesville, urges ABC reforms

Gov. Terry McAuliffe discussed race relations after the violent arrest of a black U-Va. student last month.

April Fool’s Day brings satire — and an apology from U-Va.’s student paper

April Fool’s Day brings satire — and an apology from U-Va.’s student paper

April Fools’ Day stories make some laugh and others cringe, especially at the University of Virginia

How and why convicted Atlanta teachers cheated on standardized tests

How and why convicted Atlanta teachers cheated on standardized tests

Eleven teachers were found guilty of racketeering by a jury.

Well-connected applicants, legacies still hold advantage in college admissions, survey finds

Well-connected applicants, legacies still hold advantage in college admissions, survey finds

Results from a survey of hundreds of college admissions counselors

Noose is found hanging from tree on Duke’s campus

Noose is found hanging from tree on Duke’s campus

Just days after another alleged racist incident, a noose is found hanging near the student union at Duke University.

‘Love-bombing’ group at University of Arizona called cult, thrown out of religious council

The University Religious Council revoked membership of Faith Christian Church and its affiliates after numerous complaints.

Millennials support sex ed but don’t find it helpful in real life

Millennials support sex ed but don’t find it helpful in real life

A startling number of millennials also see sexual assault as a common problem in middle and high schools, according to a new poll.

How students with top test scores actually hurt a teacher’s evaluation

You won’t believe how convoluted — and, frankly, ridiculous — this teacher evaluation process is.

Asian students dominate admissions to elite Thomas Jefferson High School

Seventy percent of the incoming freshman class at the magnet school in Fairfax County will be Asian.

Wilson HS community resists budget cuts as enrollment keeps climbing

Most neighborhood high schools in the District will see a spending increase next year.

Poverty linked to brain structure in children, new research shows

Scientists studied more than 1,000 kids and found that poor kids have smaller brains than affluent peers.

College VP: An experience gap is keeping graduates from getting good jobs

College VP: An experience gap is keeping graduates from getting good jobs

A college vice president argues that schools must ensure their students have gotten experiences that prepare them for work, long before graduation.

Virginia, four other states to remain exempt from No Child Left Behind

The Obama administration approved fast-track waivers from the federal education law for the five states.

Gifted students — especially those who are low-income — aren’t getting the focus they need

Gifted students — especially those who are low-income — aren’t getting the focus they need

In the age of No Child Left Behind, states have been focused on basic proficiency at the expense of advanced studies, report argues.

Sweet Briar faculty unanimously votes no confidence in the president and board

Sweet Briar faculty unanimously votes no confidence in the president and board

Faculty ask the president and board of Sweet Briar College to step down after the leaders announced the school would close

What happens when colleges fail to prepare graduates for jobs?

What happens when colleges fail to prepare graduates for jobs?

A new group of education providers is targeting recent graduates for “boot camps” that prepare them for the workforce.

‘Dear colleges, you are doing this wrong’

‘Dear colleges, you are doing this wrong’

‘How in good conscience could a college do this?’

Social studies education facing ‘crisis’ as class time is slashed, departments closed

Social studies education facing ‘crisis’ as class time is slashed, departments closed

The head of the Massachusetts Council of the Social Studies issues warning, which notes that some students only get 20 minutes of social studies education a week as schools focus on core subjects for which there are high-stakes tests.

Guess the subjects deemed too ‘sensitive’ for new Common Core test

Guess the subjects deemed too ‘sensitive’ for new Common Core test

Would you believe “couples social dancing?” That’s just one of them.

Montgomery to end school year one day late, after state waives lost time

Montgomery’s school year will end Monday, June 15, and will be an early-release day.

Students continue to fail math final exams in Montgomery high schools

The Board of Education president says efforts to stem failure have been made but haven’t worked.

Md. and Va. students place 1st and 3rd in AP scores

At least 30 percent of students in both states earn college credit on the Advanced Placement tests.

Lawsuit seeks to stop Sweet Briar College from closing

Lawsuit seeks to stop Sweet Briar College from closing

Amherst County Attorney files injunction to stop the closure, claiming the college’s leaders are breaching their duties and violating Virginia law

Justice Dept. sues a university for firing a professor who switched gender

Justice Dept. sues a university for firing a professor who switched gender

Rachel Tudor was hired as a man at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, then became a woman. Then she was fired.

La. court tosses out Jindal-backed lawsuit to kill Common Core

La. court tosses out Jindal-backed lawsuit to kill Common Core

Judge says Common Core is legal; Gov. Bobby Jindal, eyeing 2016, vows to keep fighting.

D.C. teens heading to Croatia for youth exchange program

D.C. teens heading to Croatia for youth exchange program

Students will learn step dancing with European students in effort to expand international travel opportunities

New principal to take the helm at Woodson High

Scott F. Poole will take over as principal in April, filling a months-long vacancy.

Report: Big education firms spend millions lobbying for pro-testing policies

Report: Big education firms spend millions lobbying for pro-testing policies

Lobbying has helped fuel a nearly $2 billion testing industry.