Schools moving toward ‘BYOD’ with student technology

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School systems take steps toward ”Bring Your Own Device” policies, increasing classroom technology.

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Fairfax school board to vote on ‘portrait of a graduate’

Concept of setting graduation goals draws criticism from advocacy group, which says it was a waste of time.

Police release videos showing missing U-Va. student

Police release videos showing missing U-Va. student

U-Va. student Hannah Graham was last seen walking alone in Charlottesville early Saturday.

Georgetown says meningitis death is ‘isolated case’

Sophomore Andrea Jaime died Tuesday. The university says others do not need preventive antibiotics.

More students are illegally downloading college textbooks for free

More students are illegally downloading college textbooks for free

Students upload them (also illegally) to help others save money.

New principal announced for Hayfield Secondary

Centreville High principal Martin Grimm will take over at Hayfield on Oct. 1.

History-loving student at center of Constitution Day

Adalia Jimenez, 16, from Montgomery County, will interview an archivist for Constitution Day.

Four Common Core ‘flimflams’

Four Common Core ‘flimflams’

A former Core supporter writes about four questionable arguments that current Core supporters are making.

The Washington Post’s annual Constitution Day quiz

The Washington Post’s annual Constitution Day quiz

Take our annual quiz about the U.S. Constitution to celebrate Constitution Day, Sept. 17.

New D.C. education ombudsman has a busy first year

New D.C. education ombudsman has a busy first year

In a report due out Wednesday, the office says it handled 150 concerns about the District’s public schools.

Pr. George’s school board settles discrimination lawsuit

An ex-secretary who accused Largo High’s principal of bullying reached a deal just as the case was to go to trial.

Three in 10 Virginia schools lack full accreditation

The number of schools failing to meet state standards jumped significantly as students struggle on new tests.

Meningitis suspected in GU student’s death

Meningitis suspected in GU student’s death

University announces death of Andrea Jaime, a sophomore in the school of nursing and health studies.

Search continues for missing U-Va. student from Fairfax

Search continues for missing U-Va. student from Fairfax

The family of Hannah Elizabeth Graham expresses hope for her safe return as police expand search.

Fewer public charter school applications come in this year

Few experienced operators have taken advantage of expedited application process in D.C.

Poll: Most Americans no longer think a college education is ‘very important’

Poll: Most Americans no longer think a college education is ‘very important’

The poll also found that most Americans support providing children of undocumented immigrants a public education.

Washington: An education capital

Washington: An education capital

A ranking from the Wallet Hub social network finds D.C. region among the top in level of education attainment.

One senior’s story: Starting college admissions process is like ‘being sent out to sea by myself with 20 different maps’

One senior’s story: Starting college admissions process is like ‘being sent out to sea by myself with 20 different maps’

First in a series following one high school senior trying to get into college.

Options Public Charter School reopens with new leaders

Options Public Charter School reopens with new leaders

Marred by an alleged scandal, school is undergoing a transformation to better serve at-risk students.

How Common Core’s recommended books fail children of color

How Common Core’s recommended books fail children of color

Children of color and the poor make up more than half the children in the United States. Yet few of the books recommended in the Common Core’s appendix reflect their lives.

Charter school enrollments increased by 13 percent nationally

Charter school enrollments increased by 13 percent nationally

A look at charter school growth state-by-state in 2013-2014 school year

Nearly 500 Montgomery students still need immunizations

Montgomery asking for 45-day exptension of state requirement on newly mandated immunizations.

Maryland offers extension for student immunizations

Concerns were raised about students missing school because they couldn’t meet the state’s deadline.

Superlawyer eyes education through a civil rights lens

Superlawyer eyes education through a civil rights lens

David Boies says his group plans to fight teacher tenure across the country, state by state.

Florida drops test after kindergarten teacher took public stand against it

Florida drops test after kindergarten teacher took public stand against it

State education commissioner agrees to suspend FAIR testing for K-2 students.

U-Va. student from Fairfax missing in Charlottesville

U-Va. student from Fairfax missing in Charlottesville

Hannah Graham was last seen early Saturday; U-Va. president expresses “deep concern” about student.

Prince George’s ed board seeks input on school buildings

Plans include building new Fairmont Heights HS, renovations at other schools.

Test your knowledge of the STEM job marketplace

As the Obama administration pushes STEM education as a priority, test your knowledge of the STEM job marketplace in the U.S.

A warning to U.S. about ‘educational authoritarianism’ -- from a Chinese scholar

A warning to U.S. about ‘educational authoritarianism’ -- from a Chinese scholar

A respected education scholar says U.S. reformers are drawing the wrong lessons from the success of China’s schools.

Principals: When is there too much choice?

Panel at D.C. Library explores whether efforts to improve public education in the city have been successful

How one middle school handled 136 unruly students

How one middle school handled 136 unruly students

School administrators made parents sign contracts.