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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.

Fairfax student’s patented cleat designs are catching company eyes

Fairfax student’s patented cleat designs are catching company eyes

Teen designed a new football cleat that is getting traction with potential investors, could prevent injury.

My bad typing years ago and what it means about student engagement now

My bad typing years ago and what it means about student engagement now

I wanted an A but didn’t get it. So does that mean being interested in a subject isn’t everything?

Why kids are getting more aggressive on the playground

Why kids are getting more aggressive on the playground

‘Tag…a simple game of tag. Seems innocent enough. But is it? Not according to many teachers.’ Here’s why.

You’ve heard the phrase ‘college and career readiness.’ But what exactly is it?

You’ve heard the phrase ‘college and career readiness.’ But what exactly is it?

How can we reconcile college and career as a national vision if college is not affordable for every student and if student loans are too onerous for young adults?

Can volunteers help kids read more proficiently? New research says yes.

Can volunteers help kids read more proficiently? New research says yes.

Studies find that volunteers, armed with the right training and curriculum, can make a difference.

Will the new SAT be easier than the old one? A look at what the new test could look like

Will the new SAT be easier than the old one? A look at what the new test could look like

A test prep expert looks at the available evidence and finds some interesting things about the SAT.

Silver Spring families head over heels about hosting Danish gymnasts

Silver Spring families head over heels about hosting Danish gymnasts

A native of Denmark, now living here, helped open neighbors’ doors to the traveling troupe in 2010.

How snow days piled up at Washington area schools in 2014-2015

How snow days piled up at Washington area schools in 2014-2015

It was another rough winter for Washington area schools, which closed as often -- or more often -- than schools in Boston, which had record snows.

Applications up in D.C. School Enrollment Lottery

Applications up in D.C. School Enrollment Lottery

Of the 20,000 people who applied in the first round, 72 percent were matched with a school

Private college sticker-price shock: Past $60,000 a year

Private college sticker-price shock: Past $60,000 a year

Every year costs go up, raising fears among students and parents. Often the net amount is far lower.

SAE members learned racist chant at national leadership event, probe finds

SAE members learned racist chant at national leadership event, probe finds

University of Oklahoma officials found the chant to be part of the chapter’s “institutionalized culture.”

Liberty University students say they were required to attend Ted Cruz speech

Liberty University students say they were required to attend Ted Cruz speech

They faced a $10 fine if they did not attend.

As testing opt-out movement grows, so does pushback from schools

As testing opt-out movement grows, so does pushback from schools

What is going on in New York is emblematic of what is going on across the country.

Tennessee school districts sue state over what they say is inadequate funding

Tennessee school districts sue state over what they say is inadequate funding

They say the state has “breached its duty under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free public education.“

Mom: Why my 9-year-old gets despondent about school

Mom: Why my 9-year-old gets despondent about school

‘We don’t get to do writing anymore,” my son says. “Why not?” I ask. ““Because the writing test is over,” he answers.

The emotional impact of college admissions decisions -- on parents

The emotional impact of college admissions decisions -- on parents

When acceptances or rejections roll in, please be sure to remember the old adage “if you have nothing good to say, say nothing.”

At U-Va., a price hike for some will fund a price cut for others

At U-Va., a price hike for some will fund a price cut for others

New tuition and financial aid plan, including an 11 percent tuition raise, has winners and losers.