Gray authorizes new D.C. school boundary policy

(Marvin Joseph / WASHINGTON POST)

The move caps a contentious 10-month process. About a third of public school students live in rezoned areas.

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Why teachers can’t ignore Ferguson as school begins

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Judge smacks N.C. lawmakers, rules voucher scheme unconstitutional

Judge smacks N.C. lawmakers, rules voucher scheme unconstitutional

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And now, final exams for kindergartners. Really.

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Gray authorizes new D.C. school boundary policy

Gray authorizes new D.C. school boundary policy

The move caps a contentious 10-month process. About a third of public school students live in rezoned areas.

Secretary Duncan offers more leeway for worried teachers

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Thursday announced new plans to reduce emphasis on student tests.

Ex-congressman Davis to lead George Mason U.’s board

Ex-congressman Davis to lead George Mason U.’s board

Thomas M. Davis III represented Northern Virginia in the U.S. House for seven terms.

Is doing less harm enough for Education Secretary Duncan?

Is doing less harm enough for Education Secretary Duncan?

Duncan announces new flexibility on teacher evaluation. Is it enough?

For first time, minority students expected to be majority in U.S. public schools this fall

For first time, minority students expected to be majority in U.S. public schools this fall

U.S. government projections show this is the year the white population is no longer a majority.

Books college freshmen should have read over the summer

Books college freshmen should have read over the summer

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Virginia forms task force to combat campus sexual assault

Virginia forms task force to combat campus sexual assault

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he wants the state and its universities to be “out front on this issue.”

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Behind a sexual misconduct case at Brandeis University

Behind a sexual misconduct case at Brandeis University

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Men punished for sex offenses at college are fighting back

Current and former students say disciplinary systems were unfair; others are skeptical of their claim.

Beyond Ferguson: The troubled state of America’s children, by the numbers

Beyond Ferguson: The troubled state of America’s children, by the numbers

Fact: Guns kill or injure a child or teen every half-hour.

The strategic campaign needed to save public education -- in nine steps

The strategic campaign needed to save public education -- in nine steps

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More states fund ACT college admission testing

More states fund ACT college admission testing

Thirteen states paid this year for 11th-graders to take the exam during the school day. More plan to follow suit.

Obama losing public support on education issues, new poll finds

Obama losing public support on education issues, new poll finds

A well-regarded annual poll conducted by Gallup finds waning support for the Common Core State Standards.

Common Core support has eroded nationwide, poll shows

Wide-ranging Gallup survey
also shows that trust in the nation’s public school system has evaporated.

Teacher raises nearly $80,000 to feed Ferguson kids who can’t get meals at shuttered schools

Teacher raises nearly $80,000 to feed Ferguson kids who can’t get meals at shuttered schools

‘There is no need for innocent children to go hungry because’ of the civic unrest in the Missouri city.

Ferguson public schools won’t open this week as planned

Ferguson public schools won’t open this week as planned

The opening of the new school year has now been postponed twice because of continuing unrest.

Poll: Common Core support among teachers plummets, with fewer than half supporting it

Poll: Common Core support among teachers plummets, with fewer than half supporting it

Support has gone down among the general public too.

Woodson principal announces retirement

Woodson principal announces retirement

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Montgomery school backpack campaign is short of goal

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