Social worker’s nightmare: The day he discovered Relisha Rudd was missing

Principal Vielka Scott-Marcus at Relisha's school. (R. Carioti/Post)

School official set off a frantic search when 8-year-old’s ‘doctor’ turned out to be a homeless shelter janitor.

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2 delegates criticize Fairfax proposal to protect transgender students

2 delegates criticize Fairfax proposal to protect transgender students

Case law shows that only the General Assembly has the authority to create protected classes, they say.

‘Free range’ advocates urge parents to let children walk home alone on May 9

‘Free range’ advocates urge parents to let children walk home alone on May 9

Children are to play at a Silver Spring park, then walk home unsupervised, to support the parenting philosophy.

More than a dozen states report trouble with computerized Common Core tests

More than a dozen states report trouble with computerized Common Core tests

A list of headlines from publications around the country revealing the scope of the difficulties.

Teacher: What I wish everyone knew about working in some high-needs school

Teacher: What I wish everyone knew about working in some high-needs school

‘All I know is what I and others see at the front lines every day, and I just know that it’s not working—for students or their teachers. ‘

After a fight over race, terrorism and free speech, American flags flood campus

After a fight over race, terrorism and free speech, American flags flood campus

Supporters of the American flag flooded the Valdosta State University campus Friday after a controvery erupted last week

The e-mails fly over One Newark, the controversial N.J. city school plan

The e-mails fly over  One Newark, the controversial N.J. city school plan

Congressman said he’s waited a year for reply from superintendant Cami Anderson. She responds.

Why it’s so scary that test prep works so well

Why it’s so scary that test prep works so well

‘Test prep works. Test prep taught me to immerse myself in the logic of the test-makers, and how to effectively game the system to achieve my goal: a passing score. ‘

Georgia campus closed in debate over racism, patriotism, free speech, terrorism

Georgia campus closed in debate over racism, patriotism, free speech, terrorism

Valdosta State University cancels classes Friday over security concerns as police search for a man they believe is armed and dangerous and controversy spurred thousands to say they will protest on campus.

Feds urge schools and colleges to appoint Title IX coordinators

Schools are required to designate an employee to oversee Title IX compliance, but not all do.

The rich get richer in higher ed: 40 colleges hold two-thirds of the wealth, and growing

The rich get richer in higher ed: 40 colleges hold two-thirds of the wealth, and growing

The wealthiest colleges, both public and private, are pulling away from the rest of the herd financially.

Miami-Dade Schools dumps 290 district-created tests

Miami-Dade Schools dumps 290 district-created tests

A move to reduce the importance of standardized testing in response to a growing parent- and educator-led protest movement.

Many protest D.C. schools capital plan

At budget hearing, many concerned about delays in school modernizations; Grosso says he does not support the plan “as is.“

D.C. schools budget includes wide range in per-student spending

A new budget tool offers a detailed look at how money is allocated at each school.

Carnegie Mellon students invent apps to head off sexual assaults

Carnegie Mellon students invent apps to head off sexual assaults

Some students at Carnegie Mellon hope that apps will give bystanders an easy, anonymous way to head off some bad situations.

Atlanta judge to reconsider sentences for three educators in cheating case

Atlanta judge to reconsider sentences for three educators in cheating case

In an unusual move, the judge will reconsider 7-year prison sentences for former school administrators.

How teachers want to evaluate their students

How teachers want to evaluate their students

‘We want to address the whole student, not just their test performance.’

Must today’s eighth-graders know three ways animals survive in cold winters?

Must today’s eighth-graders know three ways animals survive in cold winters?

Learning in the 21st Century is about moving beyond teaching facts and more fully integrating complex thinking into our nation’s classrooms. Here are five things that can get us there.

Skipping Shakespeare? Yes, English majors can often bypass the Bard.

Skipping Shakespeare? Yes, English majors can often bypass the Bard.

A new study finds a surprising number of elite schools don’t require English majors to take a Shakespeare course.

U-Va. dean assails her portrayal in alleged rape story in Rolling Stone

U-Va. dean assails her portrayal in alleged rape story in Rolling Stone

Nicole Eramo, an advocate for assault survivors, wrote a stinging letter to the magazine’s publisher.

Montgomery seeks clarity stemming from ‘free-range’ parenting debate

Montgomery seeks clarity stemming from ‘free-range’ parenting debate

A letter to human-service officials and county police asks about procedures regarding unattended children.

Philadelphia charter schools also feel education budget squeeze

Philadelphia charter schools also feel education budget squeeze

Budget cuts, and funding disparities, reach beyond the city’s traditional public school system.

Pa. schools are the nation’s most inequitable. The new governor wants to fix that.

Pa. schools are the nation’s most inequitable. The new governor wants to fix that.

Tom Wolf became the only Democrat to unseat a sitting GOP governor after promising to hike school funding.

Arizona State University to offer freshman year online, for credit

Arizona State University to offer freshman year online, for credit

ASU will allow students to pay tuition at the end of an online course, if they succeed, cutting the risk of enrolling.

Brain science: Should schools teach boys and girls different subjects?

Brain science: Should schools teach boys and girls different subjects?

Because brains develop at different paces, schools should use gender-based curricula, neuroscientist says.

Student: I want to stop viruses like Ebola. But I can’t afford grad school.

Student: I want to stop viruses like Ebola. But I can’t afford grad school.

Rebecca Ehrenkranz got into top graduate schools in her chosen field, public health. But she argues she and other students are shut out of idealistic careers because of the cost of grad school.

How does a teacher’s race affect which students get to be identified as ‘gifted’?

How does a teacher’s race affect which students get to be identified as ‘gifted’?

Black students are more likely to be identified as “gifted” when they attend schools with higher proportions of black teachers, according to a new study.

U-Va. dean, speaking out for the first time, assails retracted Rolling Stone story

U-Va. dean, speaking out for the first time, assails retracted Rolling Stone story

She writes that the article falsely characterized her as callous and indifferent to a report of brutal rape.

Why are teens oblivious to the pile of dirty clothes on the bedroom floor?

Why are teens oblivious to the pile of dirty clothes on the bedroom floor?

Emerging brain science unlocks the secrets to the puzzling teenager. Hint: it’s not all hormones.

Eight things teachers want you to know about them

Eight things teachers want you to know about them

Everybody thinks they know about the lives of teachers. Most don’t know the half of it.