Fairfax suicides, including three girls’, stun community

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As a family mourns 16-year-old Cara Golias, a federal and county study into risk factors begins.

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Anonymous letter claims credit for vandalism at U-Va. frat house alleged to be site of rape

The ‘students’ who signed letter said they will escalate action.

Prince William board approves enrollment boundaries

Vote was delayed after the U.S. Department of Justice ordered changes to school map.

Paul Public Charter under investigation for testing issues

The “tier 1” D.C. middle school was not classified this year as investigation is pending.

McAuliffe urges investigation after sexual assault allegations at U-Va.

McAuliffe urges investigation after sexual assault allegations at U-Va.

Va.’s governor said that he was “deeply disturbed” by the account detailed in a Rolling Stone article.

A student’s plea for help -- and a superintendent’s heartfelt response

A ninth-grader says standardized tests are ruining his chance to graduate from high school, and he needs help.

Colleges face questions about undocumented students

Colleges face questions about undocumented students

President Obama’s actions underscore issues about applications for admissions and financial aid.

Officials try to calm residents over Potomac High TB case

One person at the Pr. George’s school has the disease; no new cases have been identified since then.

Good luck understanding how they will score the Common Core

Good luck understanding how they will score the Common Core

Read the ‘interpretation’ of the ‘achievement levels’ for the SBAC Common Core test.

Jeb Bush’s nuanced support of Common Core

Jeb Bush’s nuanced support of Common Core

A possible 2016 GOP contender, Bush tries to thread the needle when it comes to the divisive standards.

Principal suspended after armed officers conduct live shooter drill during school

Principal suspended after armed officers conduct live shooter drill during school

Two officers went from room to room with weapons drawn.

Hour of Code to feature ‘Frozen’ characters

Hour of Code to feature ‘Frozen’ characters

Code.org teams up with Disney to offer programming lessons that include wildly popular characters from “Frozen“.

Public school enrollment jumps in Northern Virginia

By 2018, a study finds, the area’s four counties will account for 40 percent of all enrollment in the state.

Maxwell has concerns about charter school with U-Md. ties

College Park Academy wanted to reserve majority of seats for students who live in College Park.

Principal apologizes for lack of notice about alleged abuse

A Md. middle school principal waited several weeks to tell parents of an alleged sexual offense.

Pearson Foundation closing (after paying big fines for helping corporate parent)

Pearson Foundation closing (after paying big fines for helping  corporate parent)

The foundation had paid millions in fines to New York State for breaking the law.

More students receiving free meals in Prince George’s

Of the 127,866 students in the school district, 82,696 come from poor families, new statistics show.

Is Ohio allowing schools to drop arts teachers, nurses, counselors, librarians?

Is Ohio allowing schools to drop arts teachers, nurses, counselors, librarians?

The state is debating who should have control over school staffing.

How to reframe the education reform debate

How to reframe the education reform debate

From test-based accountability and no-excuses to shared responsibility and empathy.

A paradigm shift schools need now -- and it’s not Common Core, tech or rigor

A paradigm shift schools need now -- and it’s not Common Core, tech or rigor

How and what students learn need to be overhauled.

Hannah Graham’s death the result of ‘homicidal violence’

Hannah Graham’s death the result of ‘homicidal violence’

University of Virginia student is listed as a homicide victim, but a specific cause has not been determined.

Fairfax suicides, including three girls’, stun community

Fairfax suicides, including three girls’, stun community

As a family mourns 16-year-old Cara Golias, a federal and county study into risk factors begins.

Educators, parents sound off about D.C. truancy laws

Educators, parents sound off about D.C. truancy laws

State board convened a panel to see how the 2013 truancy regulations are dealing with the persistent problem.

D.C. board moves to revoke charter for Potomac Prep

D.C. board moves to revoke charter for Potomac Prep

Board also green-lights charter applicants who will compete to take over Options Public Charter School.

Fairfax schools budget discussions begin for next year

The school system must address a $64 million shortfall next year.

Opposition mounts for English-language learners’ school

Community questions decision to place grant-funded program at Largo High School.

Your children deserve better than this, first-grade teachers tell parents

Your children deserve better than this, first-grade teachers tell parents

An open letter to parents: ‘If keeping our jobs means harming children and squelching them during a prime developmental span, then we want no part. ‘

Henderson invites high school students to help plan budget

Henderson invites high school students to help plan budget

The D.C. schools chancellor says the public school system’s budget for 2016 will focus on high schools.

Lawsuits allege racial admissions bias at Harvard and UNC

Lawsuits allege racial admissions bias at Harvard and UNC

New suits are challenging race-conscious admission policies at the two prestigious universities.