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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School apologizes after inviting all girls to wear a hijab for a day

School apologizes after inviting all girls to wear a hijab for a day

Protests led to cancellation of event.

Report: Chicago schools chief takes leave as feds probe no-bid contract

Report: Chicago schools chief takes leave as feds probe no-bid contract

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed Barbara Byrd-Bennett as CEO of schools in 2012.

Fraternity brother: Bad headlines about Greek life are good for us

Fraternity brother: Bad headlines about Greek life are good for us

A Sigma Chi brother at George Washington University says reports of ugly incidents should be a wake-up call that strengthens Greek life.

Mom: The religious reasons my kids won’t be taking Common Core tests

Mom: The religious reasons my kids won’t be taking Common Core tests

‘Every Sunday, we recite seven principles that unite Unitarian Universalists. Most of these principles are basic moral and philosophical statements shared by all of the world’s major religions. They reflect the common values of most faiths, from “love one another” and “do unto others,” to respect for the spark of the divine in each of us, and the ethical-humanist imperative to leave this world a better place. Please allow me to explain how each of these seven principles has led us to refuse high-stakes-testing for our own children, and on behalf of all children.’

‘I wish my teacher knew’ -- poignant notes from children

A third-grade teacher in Denver asked her students to write to her and she posted some of their results on Twitter. Other teachers did the same thing.

Why the ‘debate’ between Diane Ravitch and Merryl Tisch was remarkable

Why the ‘debate’ between Diane Ravitch and Merryl Tisch was remarkable

The leader of the revolt against corporate school reform and the chair of the New York State Board of Regents sat down together on Chris Hayes’ MSNBC show and had something of a conversation. Watch it. Read the transcript.

Catholic University cuts 37 staff positions

Catholic University cuts 37 staff positions

Thirty-seven staff positions are cut, as Catholic becomes the third university in D.C. to announce layoffs in recent weeks.

Senate panel votes unanimously in favor of No Child Left Behind revision

Senate panel votes unanimously in favor of No Child Left Behind revision

The bipartisan move suggests Congress could finally rewrite the education law, which expired in 2007.

College senior: Suicides remind us we all need help sometimes

College senior: Suicides remind us we all need help sometimes

A senior at William & Mary responds to another loss on campus this week, and remembers a time when he sought help.

New acting principal takes over at Glasgow Middle

J.E.B. Stuart asst. principal Shawn DeRose assumes new role amid a leadership change at Fairfax schools.

High school, middle school kids now use more e-cigs than tobacco: CDC

High school, middle school kids now use more e-cigs than tobacco: CDC

Vaping tripled between 2013 and 2014, the health agency says.

Judge upholds revocation of charter for D.C.’s Community Academy

Judge upholds revocation of charter for D.C.’s Community Academy

Attorney General sues two trustees for helping the school’s founder profit from the charter school.

The ‘most powerful’ classroom innovation -- by the $1 million teaching prize winner

The ‘most powerful’ classroom innovation -- by the $1 million teaching prize winner

‘When reformers discuss how to improve U.S. education, innovation is a word they use a lot, preceded by the modifier technological: innovation gets defined as devices and apps. But as a growing body of research has begun to question whether tablets, e-readers, and assorted digital platforms are doing children more harm than good, I’d like to reclaim the term.’

Rich colleges and universities are getting a lot richer, study finds

Rich colleges and universities are getting a lot richer, study finds

Moody’s Investors Service looks at the balance sheets of 503 schools, showing the gap between haves and have-nots

Los Angeles school district drops Pearson software on iPads, seeks refund from Apple

Los Angeles school district drops Pearson software on iPads, seeks refund from Apple

A letter from the district to Apple says, ‘While Apple and Pearson promised a state-of-the-art technological solution for ITI implementation, they have yet to deliver it.’ Here’s the whole letter.

Parents rally around ‘free-range family’ with petitions, protest plans

Parents rally around ‘free-range family’ with petitions, protest plans

Some are calling for new laws to prevent officials from overreacting to reports of unaccompanied children.

Suicide at William & Mary, fourth this year, triggers concern about mental health

Suicide at William & Mary, fourth this year, triggers concern about mental health

A student’s suicide, the fourth this year, and a play about stress spark concerns about mental health on campus

New brain science shows poor kids have smaller brains than affluent kids

New brain science shows poor kids have smaller brains than affluent kids

Research adds to the debate about the growing academic gap between poor and rich students.

New principal takes over at Stuart High

Principal Prosperanta Calhoun leaves to take a position in Fairfax administration.

How one college was cleared in a federal sexual assault case

How one college was cleared in a federal sexual assault case

Read the nine-page letter from the federal government, which was good news for Virginia Military Institute and an explainer of how sexual assault cases proceed.

Why an award-winning principal feels she must retire early

Why an award-winning principal feels she must retire early

‘I will not participate in an evaluation system such as the one designed by the governor or legislature. It is morally and ethically wrong.’

Report offers case study of turnaround at J.C. Nalle Elementary in the District

Community school model, with support for families, helped bolster academic interventions in math.

Senate panel takes up No Child Left Behind rewrite

Senate panel takes up No Child Left Behind rewrite

Lawmakers aim for bipartisan harmony during markup, saving political battles for the Senate floor.

Rocketship breaks ground on new District charter school after delays

Rocketship breaks ground on new District charter school after delays

The high-tech elementary is scheduled to open in Ward 8 in August 2016.

Robot stolen in Tennessee turns up, but it’s found just too late for Loudoun team

Robot stolen in Tennessee turns up, but it’s found just too late for Loudoun team

“Red Baron” found in a wooded area, but Loudoun students had already rebuilt a practice robot and had to sent it to the world championships on Monday.

The odd thing Arne Duncan told Congress

The odd thing Arne Duncan told Congress

It’s about a popular teacher evaluation method.

Lawsuit to stop Sweet Briar from closing allowed to move forward

Lawsuit to stop Sweet Briar from closing allowed to move forward

The court ruled that Amherst County Attorney Ellen Bowyer can make her case alleging that charitable funds have been misused.

‘Free-range’ parents plan to file lawsuit after police pick up children

‘Free-range’ parents  plan to file lawsuit after police pick  up children

Lawyers for the Meitivs allege that county officials kept the parents from their children for six hours.

Nine Atlanta educators in test-cheating case are sentenced to prison

Nine Atlanta educators in test-cheating case are sentenced to prison

A judge handed down sentences of up to seven years in prison for educators who refused plea deals.