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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Clean-up crews set to work through night at Silver Spring school

Flora Singer Elementary School was closed Wednesday, and hopes to reopen on Thursday.

For transgender teens and teachers, acceptance could be two words away

For transgender teens and teachers, acceptance could be two words away

Northern Virginia school administration will vote on a proposal to protect transgender students.

Cabinet secretaries sit down for straight talk with Baltimore students

Cabinet secretaries sit down for straight talk with Baltimore students

In a closed-door session, Duncan and Perez meet with students, community leaders at Frederick Douglass High.

Tuition is going up at Maryland’s public universities

Tuition is going up at Maryland’s public universities

Tuition will rise 5 percent for the 2015-2016 academic year after Board of Regents approves an increase

U-Va. community crowd-sourcing funds for dean’s possible Rolling Stone lawsuit

U-Va. community crowd-sourcing funds for dean’s possible Rolling Stone lawsuit

Nicole Eramo has said that the retracted magazine story attacked her life’s work and forever damaged her reputation.

Civil rights groups blast parents opting their kids out of high-stakes tests. Why they are wrong.

Civil rights groups blast parents opting their kids out of high-stakes tests. Why they are wrong.

Civil rights groups release a statement criticizing the movement against high-stakes testings. An education advocacy group release a response, saying the civil rights groups are wrong. Read them both.

So awkward. And Georgetown students are clamoring to do it.

So awkward. And Georgetown students are clamoring to do it.

A secretive group plans dinners at Georgetown, hoping to turn seven strangers into friends.

Inequality in the U.S. is excessive, and community college might be the solution

Inequality in the U.S. is excessive, and community college might be the solution

COLUMN: The best way to fix inequality might just be with the nation’s vast network of community colleges. But we also have to fix them, too.

Teacher: I don’t care about my students’ grades. This is far more important.

Teacher: I don’t care about my students’ grades. This is far more important.

The second in a series by teachers about the value of allowing students to struggle in class: ‘Students have to know that you’re going to catch them before they’re willing to take a leap. They have to struggle to learn something meaningful, and learning to overcome struggle is the most valuable thing I can teach them.’

Discrimination lawsuit against Va. principal dismissed

Discrimination lawsuit against Va. principal dismissed

Three educators sued the principal of Bailey’s Elementary School alleging racial and gender bias.

Jesse Matthew to face capital murder charges in U-Va. sophomore’s death

Jesse Matthew to face capital murder charges in U-Va. sophomore’s death

Matthew allegedly abducted, killed Hannah Graham and now could get the death penalty if convicted.

Why civil rights groups say parents who opt out of tests are hurting kids

Why civil rights groups say parents who opt out of tests are hurting kids

The backlash against standardized tests makes it impossible to measure student achievement gaps, they say.

Most states lacked expertise to improve worst schools

Most states lacked expertise to improve worst schools

Despite more than $3 billion in federal grants to turn around the worst schools, most states struggled.

Analysis: Harvard faculty, researchers donated overwhelming to Democrats

Analysis: Harvard faculty, researchers donated overwhelming to Democrats

Here’s what the student newspaper, the Harvard Crimson, found.

‘Imagine if we celebrated teachers as much as we celebrate athletes and celebrities’

‘Imagine if we celebrated teachers as much as we celebrate athletes and celebrities’

Some thoughts about teacher, during Teacher Appreciation Week, and on National Teacher Day.

A school that shows what is possible for children

There are schools that have rejected the high-stakes culture of fear that has come to define American education in favor of core values that emphasize more holistic goals such as intellectual and creative growth.

Maryland high school senior killed on the brink of prom, graduation

Maryland high school senior killed on the brink of prom, graduation

Weekend crash leaves relatives and Howard High School friends mourning 18-year-old Garrett Bonin.

Charter school founder, company agree to pay $3 million to settle lawsuit

Charter school founder, company agree to pay $3 million to settle lawsuit

Kent Amos, of Community Academy, had been accused of diverting taxpayer funds for personal gain.

Should higher education aim to secure students a paycheck, fulfillment … or both?

Should higher education aim to secure students a paycheck, fulfillment … or both?

REVIEW: President of Northeastern University argues that liberal arts education needs to add “New Literacy” to help students fulfill both earthly appetites and their souls.

Accepted to all eight Ivies, Virginia student makes her decision: Harvard

Accepted to all eight Ivies, Virginia student makes her decision: Harvard

Thomas Jefferson High senior Pooja Chandrashekar got into 14 colleges and plans to study bioengineering.

‘This really isn’t kindergarten anymore’

‘This really isn’t kindergarten anymore’

‘We are expecting more from children at an earlier age, yet children are less prepared to learn than ever before.’ Here’s why.

Students become ‘citizen scientists,’ track D.C.’s wildlife with cameras

Students become ‘citizen scientists,’ track D.C.’s wildlife with cameras

Their surprising discoveries — including a flock of wild turkeys — will be used by Smithsonian researchers.

From Hurricane Katrina to Howard University, a young woman’s odyssey

From Hurricane Katrina to Howard University, a young woman’s odyssey

Talitha Halley’s graduation marks a major triumph over adversity as she rose from childhood devastation.

Tulip Grove science teacher named Prince George’s teacher of the year

Renee Roth has spent years in Prince George’s schools and will represent the county in the statewide contest.

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How video games could make our kids smarter and learning more engaging

How video games could make our kids smarter and learning more engaging

A new book by Greg Toppo goes deep into a world alien to many adults but one that may be the way forward.

Why the movement to opt out of Common Core tests is a big deal

Why the movement to opt out of Common Core tests is a big deal

Opt out is far bigger than a test refusal event.

Some Baltimore youth have fears of police reinforced in their schools

Some Baltimore youth have fears of police reinforced in their schools

City campuses account for 90 percent of Maryland’s school-based arrests. Some don’t view police as protectors.

This Baltimore teen will give you hope for the future

This Baltimore teen will give you hope for the future

Darius Craig wants the city’s young people to use their voices.

Howard U.’s president: An unusual pitch to help ‘prospective graduates’ pay debts

Howard U.’s president:  An unusual pitch to help ‘prospective graduates’ pay debts

Howard President Wayne A.I. Frederick asks alumni to clear debts of seniors ranging from $313.50 to $27,871.75.