Maryland’s kindergartners face important early test

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New Kindergarten Readiness Assessment includes one-on-one evaluations during hour-long test.

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Maryland’s kindergartners face important early test

Maryland’s kindergartners face important early test

New Kindergarten Readiness Assessment includes one-on-one evaluations during hour-long test.

Va. high court rules parents can’t be charged for tardiness

Va. high court rules parents can’t be charged for tardiness

Virginia’s Supreme Court tossed convictions against a Loudoun mom whose kids were late to school.

Candidates focus on school crowding, achievement gap

Montgomery’s County’s school board contest includes eight candidates vying for four board seats.

Alexandria City public schools report enrollment growth

Alexandria City public schools report enrollment growth

The freshman class at T.C. Williams High School grew by 15 percent.

How many Chinese take the SAT every year?

The College Board said it plans to detail soon how many students from each foreign country take the test.

Top colleges offer tanning beds to students despite dangers -- report

Top colleges offer tanning beds to students despite dangers -- report

The report says nearly half of the top 125 schools on U.S. News & World Report rankings offer indoor tanning.

Internal Teach For America memo details how it fights media critics

Internal Teach For America memo details how it fights media critics

Read how a U.S. Department of Education official helped TFA, and read the entire memo yourself.

High-achieving teacher sues state over evaluation labeling her ‘ineffective’

The lawsuit could affect New York State’s entire teacher evaluation system.

The problem with tests that are not standardized

The problem with tests that are not standardized

How they can impact learning.

UC Berkeley won’t let students cancel Bill Maher commencement speech

UC Berkeley won’t let students cancel Bill Maher commencement speech

A student petition attacks Bill Maher because of his comments about Islam.

SAT cheating concerns force delay in scores from Asia

College Board withholds scores for students from South Korea and China who took the exam on Oct. 11.

Alexandria elementary school to close for sewage repairs

George Mason Elementary will close Friday while the sewage problem is repaired.

Four contested seats for Pr. George’s County school board

Decisions could help solidify the county executive’s influence over the public school system.

An account of exactly how students cheated on SAT in Asia

It explains how kids can get the test before it is actually given.

Anger, support for teacher who spent two days as a student

Anger, support for teacher who spent two days as a student

Some parents, teachers say they didn’t realize what kids go through.

Amicus brief urges court to dismiss charters’ funding suit

Lawsuit would “eviscerate” local control of schools, D.C. public education advocates say.

School districts uncertain about new tests

Districts unsure Common Core exams are improvement and expect logistical problems, new poll finds

U-Md. adopts new sexual misconduct policy after debate

U-Md. adopts new sexual misconduct policy after debate

University president Wallace D. Loh was personally involved in definition of sexual assault and other issues.

First U.S. vaccine for deadly form of meningitis approved

First U.S. vaccine for deadly form of meningitis approved

The FDA now has approved vaccines for all five forms of bacterial meningitis.

Fairfax seeks to throw out teachers’ discrimination lawsuit

A former assistant principal, two former teachers and a student have accused a principal of discrimination.

Allegations of cheating on SAT in Korea, China being probed

Students in China, South Korea and possibly other countries are affected.

Maxwell receives Educator of the Year award

Maxwell receives Educator of the Year award

Chesapeake Bay Foundation lauds Maxwell for promoting environmental education.

UNC-Chapel Hill chief speaks out on ‘paper class’ scandal

UNC-Chapel Hill chief speaks out on ‘paper class’ scandal

Carol L. Folt, chancellor of North Carolina’s flagship, pledges accountability and integrity.

Meet the Ward 1 candidates for D.C. State Board of Education

Meet the Ward 1 candidates for D.C. State Board of Education

Five candidates are vying for the Ward 1 seat.

Cuomo calls public school system a ‘monopoly’ he wants to bust

Cuomo calls public school system a ‘monopoly’ he wants to bust

Educators and education activists are furious.

New Jersey schools promise to correct racial disparities

U.S. Dept. of Ed, in its “watchdog” role, calls out suburban schools where fewer blacks get opportunities.

Montgomery seeks more funding for school construction

Montgomery seeks more funding for school construction

Schools chief seeks to add $221 million to school construction budget amid growing enrollment.

Maryland delays new test requirement for two years

The actions comes after local school boards, including Montgomery, raised concerns about the new rules.

Viral meningitis cases confirmed at U-Md., officials say

Viral meningitis cases confirmed at U-Md., officials say

As many as 19 students have contracted the ailment, which is far less serious than the bacterial form.