U-Va. student leaders hoping to foster culture change

(Norm Shafer / For The Washington Post)

After allegations of a gang rape at a fraternity, students advocate for major changes regarding sexual assault.

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Bill Cosby’s alma mater cuts ties with besieged entertainer

Bill Cosby’s alma mater cuts ties with besieged entertainer

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst asks him to leave his position as honorary co-chair of its capital campaign -- and he agrees.

Pr. George’s school board member wants special-ed audit

Parents and advocates say special education is lacking; officials are lukewarm about the idea.

Leak of school district employees’ data under review

More than 10,000 Pr. George’s school workers’ personal information may have been compromised.

In one classroom, a teacher makes Michael Brown the lesson of the day

In one classroom, a teacher makes Michael Brown the lesson of the day

Teacher asks students: ““Would you mind if we had a moment of silence for Michael Brown?” And a discussion begins.

Why we celebrate Thanksgiving every year. It isn’t what you think.

Why we celebrate Thanksgiving every year. It isn’t what you think.

You will be surprised to learn who turned Thanksgiving into the holiday we celebrate today.

Another fraternity suspends fraternities

Another fraternity suspends fraternities

This time it is a California public university.

22-year-old wins approval to open N.Y. charter school -- but his credentials now questioned

22-year-old wins approval to open N.Y. charter school -- but his credentials now questioned

Did the New York Board of Regents check out his background?

How much do blended learning programs cost?

Some advocates hope computers can cut teaching costs. In D.C. Public Schools, officials say no.

Education Department moves to regulate teacher training

Education Department moves to regulate teacher training

The plan would require states to issue report cards for teacher preparation programs based on several factors.

U-Va.’s governing board: ‘zero tolerance’ of sexual assault

U-Va.’s governing board: ‘zero tolerance’ of sexual assault

University of Virginia Board of Visitors seeks swift action in response to an allegation of gang rape at a fraternity.

A damning account of one state’s Common Core testing initiative

A damning account of one state’s Common Core testing initiative

An assistant superintendent in Illinois spells out concerns over costs, logistics and educational soundness.

A dozen questions for school reformers who say one thing and do another

A dozen questions for school reformers who say one thing and do another

If reformers ‘really cared about data, wouldn’t they make sure that the data they are using to drive their decisions is accurate?’ And 11 more.

U-Va. student leaders hoping to foster culture change

U-Va. student leaders hoping to foster culture change

After allegations of a gang rape at a fraternity, students advocate for major changes regarding sexual assault.

Towson University employs goats to tackle ivy problem

English ivy — a danger to other plants and poisonous to humans — is just lunch for 4-legged groundskeepers.

Cheating confirmed on SAT given in Asia

Cheating confirmed on SAT given in Asia

A new probe has been opened to investigate more cheating allegations.

U.S. Department of Education restores No Child waiver to Oklahoma

Three months after it pulled Oklahoma’s No Child Left Behind Waiver, the U.S. Department of Education reverses course and gives it back.

Public charters respond to column about school diversity

Public charters respond to column about school diversity

Charter school board and a charter head argue that there is no conspiracy in enrollment, testing.

Bill Cosby’s doctoral thesis was about ‘Fat Albert’

Bill Cosby’s doctoral thesis was about ‘Fat Albert’

His doctorate has been a subject of controversy.

Arlington students recognized for video about district

Six students in an Arlington Career Center video class won first prize for a 30-second video about the district.

Pr. George’s school board approves its legislative agenda

Positions taken on more than a dozen topics, including charters, construction and safety.

How principals can avoid ‘administrator-itis’

How principals can avoid ‘administrator-itis’

Students can’t afford for their most effective teachers to “leave the bench” in order to contribute to the profession.

‘Blended-learning’ programs growing in D.C.

‘Blended-learning’ programs growing in D.C.

Some schools are having success by sharing traditional class time with computer-based learning.

Do some D.C. charter schools have too many white kids?

Do some D.C. charter schools have too many white kids?

Erich Martel, a former D.C. teacher with investigative credentials, suspects rule violations.

How Ferguson became Ferguson

How Ferguson became Ferguson

The conventional wisdom tells only a slice of what really happened.

First D.C.-wide public schools fair draws thousands

D.C. Public Schools seize an opportunity to sell their programs to parents on the hunt.

Statement from U-Va. President Teresa Sullivan

“We are better than we have been described,” Sullivan said in a letter, released after student protests.

Montgomery hikes school budget by $223 million

The county’s board added $223.3 million in funding amid continuing enrollment growth.