A tumultuous year for U-Va. comes to a close, with sighs of relief

(J. Lawler Duggan / For The Washington Post)

Hannah Graham’s death, a Rolling Stone article and police treatment of a black student rocked the campus.

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D.C. mayor’s first budget thin on new investments for middle schools

Bowser campaigned on improving quality of those schools citywide.

School surveillance video shows boxes of SAT exams were delivered to UPS

A batch of SATs from a Virginia high school went missing, leaving more than 250 students distraught.

Manassas City is out of space for preschool. Is software the solution?

Manassas City is out of space for preschool. Is software the solution?

With many English language learners, district plans to use “blended model” to educate all eligible 4-year-olds.

Why Carlos can’t graduate: Setting up ESOL students to fail with a too-easy test

Why Carlos can’t graduate: Setting up ESOL students to fail with a too-easy test

What’s wrong with a test that sets a low bar so ESOL students can get promoted quickly to mainstream classes? A Montgomery County teacher explains why it’s a terrible idea.

The best way to choose a 529 college savings plan

The best way to choose a 529 college savings plan

From a nationally recognized financial aid expert.

The last blog posts by the late educator Grant Wiggins

He wrote a response to posts by a cognitive scientist on The Answer Sheet.

D.C. schools to introduce more challenging ‘cornerstone’ lessons

D.C. schools to introduce more challenging  ‘cornerstone’ lessons

Activities are already common in some schools, but not systemwide.

After SAT exams go missing, Virginia students might have to retake the test

After SAT exams go missing, Virginia students might have to retake the test

Paper tests for more than 260 students at a Loudoun County high school were lost in transit.

Chris Christie, a onetime booster, now wants to dump the Common Core

Chris Christie, a onetime booster, now wants to dump the Common Core

N.J. governor joins other GOP presidential hopefuls in a revolt against the academic standards.

One in five U.S. schoolchildren are living below federal poverty line

One in five U.S. schoolchildren are living below federal poverty line

New federal data from U.S. Education Department shows an uptick in childhood poverty among all groups

Virginia has a new plan to combat campus sexual assault

Virginia has a new plan to combat campus sexual assault

Approach includes proposals to improve prevention education, track the extent of sexual violence, and minimize barriers to reporting incidents.

UNC takes on its past, renaming hall that has long honored a KKK leader

UNC takes on its past, renaming hall that has long honored a KKK leader

University of North Carolina trustees announce three efforts to preserve and teach the school’s long history

The funniest lines from this year’s commencement speeches

The funniest lines from this year’s commencement speeches

From Robert De Niro’s f-bomb to Stephen Colbert’s diversity jab, here are the best lines from this year’s commencement speech circuit.

What the heck is going on with Wisconsin public education?

What the heck is going on with Wisconsin public education?

Legislators are taking a whack at the credibility of the system.

U-Va. student left bloodied in arrest faces September trial date

U-Va. student left bloodied in arrest faces September trial date

A judge set trial for Sept. 30 for Martese Johnson, who was nearing the end of his junior year when the confrontation occurred.

How to make standardized tests fairer

How to make standardized tests fairer

Standardized testing isn’t going away. A math teacher explains how to make these assessments better and fairer.

It’s not just Ivy Leaguers who win MacArthur Foundation genius grants

It’s not just Ivy Leaguers who win MacArthur Foundation genius grants

The 918 recipients hail from 314 colleges and universities. Some didn’t attend college at all.

‘Genius’ fellows aren’t limited to elite alumni

‘Genius’ fellows aren’t limited to elite alumni

Ivy schools account for many MacArthur Foundation grants, but 315 schools represented

Scholarship fund for undocumented students launches fundraising drive

Scholarship fund for undocumented students launches fundraising drive

TheDream.Us founder and former Post owner Don Graham kicks off campaign with 15-million-dollar donation.

Tuberculosis case reported at Rockville High School

Tuberculosis case reported at Rockville High School

The health department will offer blood tests for people who came in contact with the infected person.

An extraordinary story of alleged sex abuse of students at elite private school over decades

An extraordinary story of alleged sex abuse of students at elite private school over decades

The school is Horace Mann in New York City, and the details alleged in a new report commissioned by concerned alumni are sickening.

National fraternity leaders respond to 3-year suspension of chapter at Penn State

National fraternity leaders respond to 3-year suspension of chapter at Penn State

Kappa Delta Rho national leaders respond to Penn State decision to suspend its fraternity chapter for alleged hazing, sexual harassment and other problems.

How to teach students to struggle and fail -- productively

How to teach students to struggle and fail -- productively

The fifth in a series of essays by teachers on the value of allowing students to struggle in class.

Not in school, not working: Millions of young people worldwide are disengaged

Not in school, not working: Millions of young people worldwide are disengaged

Many students are graduating without basic literacy and math skills and other skills they need to know to get a job.

How one majority-minority school fosters a college-going culture

How one majority-minority school fosters a college-going culture

The school provides academic and social-emotional supports for students who need them. Second in a series of “Schools of Opportunity” profiles.

Washington and Lee’s president to step down

Washington and Lee’s president to step down

Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of the private Virginia university since 2006, will leave the position in summer 2016.

Ballou High School to be reconstituted for the second time in five years

Ballou High School to be reconstituted for the second time in five years

All teachers and staff at the D.C. high school must reapply for their jobs, part of an overhaul strategy.

Blimps, mariachi and 72,000 ladybugs: Student pranks are going strong

Blimps, mariachi and 72,000 ladybugs: Student pranks are going strong

It’s that time of year, when students on their way out create a bit of mayhem to leave behind.

Maryland Gov. Hogan appoints two Common Core supporters to Board of Education

Maryland Gov. Hogan appoints two Common Core supporters to Board of Education

A Hogan spokeswoman had said he wanted to hit the pause button on the Core, but it doesn’t sound like it now.