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Starr’s future unclear, officials talk behind closed doors

Starr’s future unclear, officials talk behind closed doors

School Board President Patricia O’Neill issues statement saying public will be informed of steps.

Who does the Montgomery County school board think it is working for?

Who does the Montgomery County school board think it is working for?

It is deciding the fate of Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr in secret. It can’t pretend it is a secret ‘personnel matter.’

More than 4 out of 5 students graduate without a job. How could colleges change that?

More than 4 out of 5 students graduate without a job. How could colleges change that?

A CEO argues that smaller companies can’t afford to recruit on campus, and college career counseling isn’t doing enough to show graduates where the jobs are

Renovation of D.C.’s Garrison Elementary delayed again

Shifts in school renovation funding cast District projects into doubt.

Montgomery schools chief made a case to stay on the job

Montgomery schools chief made a case to stay on the job

Contract renewal being discussed, Joshua Starr wrote a five-page memo on his accomplishments and vision.

No hard alcohol, no pledging: Dartmouth plans major cultural reforms

No hard alcohol, no pledging: Dartmouth plans major cultural reforms

Ivy League school in New Hampshire moves to internal residential communities, works to rein in drinking, hazing, other ‘extreme behavior’.

SAT questions posted online before exam was recently given in Asia

Cheating problems with the SAT overseas continue.

Sorority leaders stand by their push to keep UVa women away from frats this weekend

Sorority leaders stand by their push to keep UVa women away from frats this weekend

National sorority leaders who unanimously urged their members at UVa to avoid fraternity events Saturday stand firm despite outcry from students

Teachers union, think tank propose compromise on testing

Teachers union, think tank propose compromise on testing

Hybrid approach would keep annual K-12 tests for U.S. students, but most of them wouldn’t count for much.

Does Maryland’s new governor want to hit ‘pause’ button on Common Core?

Does Maryland’s new governor want to hit ‘pause’ button on Common Core?

He supports local control of assessments and his spokesman indicated that he would like to hit the ‘pause’ button. But can he?

Teacher: Every day I see disparity in educational privilege. It disgusts me.

Teacher: Every day I see disparity in educational privilege. It disgusts me.

ANSWER SHEET | Where there isn’t money, there is excessive testing, lack of options and struggle.

U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of men’s pleasure

U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of men’s pleasure

A student responded to the order to stay home on fraternities’ bid night.

How job licensing increases the cost of college

How job licensing increases the cost of college

Job licensing fees have lined state coffers, but are they also a barrier to employment and a source of rising college costs?

After vulgar tweets, Arlington schools officials urge students to keep it clean online

After a series of vulgar tweets targeting Arlington schools, officials urge students to keep it civil on Twitter.

U.S. funding per pupil falls for second straight year

U.S. funding per pupil falls for second straight year

Downturn in 2011 and 2012 came amid recession-battered state budgets, waning stimulus funds.

‘Is this the 1950s?’ Students respond to sororities telling U-Va. members not to party with fraternity guys

‘Is this the 1950s?’ Students respond to sororities telling U-Va. members not to party with fraternity guys

National sorority leaders told UVa sorority sisters to avoid fraternity parties Saturday night for their own safety

Montgomery schools chief may face uphill battle on board

Montgomery schools chief may face uphill battle on board

Joshua P. Starr’s future with system is uncertain; school board meets but takes no action on contract renewal.

How school reform has failed the test

How school reform has failed the test

Scholar Mike Rose examines and dismantles the assumptions about teaching and learning that underlie reforms such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top.

McDuffie introduces Title IX legislation again

The Ward 5 Council member reintroduced the bill to increase sports participation for girls.

Mom: Common Core wants kids to develop reading skills at the same pace. My daughters didn’t.

Mom: Common Core wants kids to develop reading skills at the same pace. My daughters didn’t.

‘Forcing phonics-based reading on kindergartners as a standard they must all meet to be on the path toward college and career readiness is counterproductive because it’s developmentally inappropriate for many 5-year-olds. ‘

Montgomery County schools chief’s tenure in doubt

Montgomery County schools chief’s tenure in doubt

4 board members oppose renewing Superintendent Joshua P. Starr’s contract, 2 county officials say.

U-Va. sorority sisters ordered to stay home while fraternity brothers party

U-Va. sorority sisters ordered to stay home while fraternity brothers party

The edict “perpetuates the idea that women are inferior, sexual objects,” a petition opposing it says.

Ted Leonsis wants to help D.C. students get into and graduate college

Ted Leonsis wants to help D.C. students get into and graduate college

The Caps and Wizards owner is taking over D.C. CAP, succeeding former Post chairman Don Graham.

Senate debates how to improve teachers in law rewrite

Senate debates how to improve teachers in law rewrite

Lawmakers from both parties appear unlikely to push for test-based teacher evaluations in federal law.

‘School is closed (cause it snowed so much last night)’ -- A frozen) video

The video from a school in Rhode Island is going viral.

Why a 7-year-old named Rex gets sad and nervous at school

Why a 7-year-old named Rex gets sad and nervous at school

‘I hate the new reading test that we have to take in second grade’

N.Y. teachers bash Gov. Cuomo: Your reform plans are ‘extremely damaging’

N.Y. teachers bash Gov. Cuomo: Your reform plans are ‘extremely damaging’

Here’s an open letter about Cuomo’s plan to evaluate teachers, which is extreme when compared with that of other states.

Maryland’s on-time graduation rates hit a new high

Maryland’s on-time graduation rates hit a new high

New data show graduation rates ticked up in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

Va. universities respond to bill that would require police notification of sexual assaults

Va. universities respond to bill that would require police notification of sexual assaults

Virginia schools say they will work with the legislature, but there are concerns about deterring victims from coming forward.

Why do we tolerate the lifeless SAT and ACT?

Why do we tolerate the lifeless SAT and ACT?

Scholar Mark Bauerlein explores the exams’ sterility, a result of fairness rules that got out of control.