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Should decline of neighborhood schools cause discomfort?

Families are more likely to choose a distant school, hence an argument over safety and quality.

Teacher to legislators: Here’s how your decisions impact my students every single day

Teacher to legislators: Here’s how your decisions impact my students every single day

Due to budget cuts, ‘we are not able to have a full-time librarian, art teacher, technology teacher or music teacher. This means our schedules are limited and cannot be arranged for what is best for students. ‘

Distracted behind the wheel? These teens are developing an app for that

A team of high school students from the Governor’s School @ Innovation Park have developed a prototype for an app that would silence phones while driving or allow people to work distraction-free.

Mom: I thought I did everything right, but my 6-year-old is already ‘behind’ in reading

Mom: I thought I did everything right, but my 6-year-old is already ‘behind’ in reading

“Our evenings have become worksheets and online computer reading programs for him to ‘catch up.’“

Condi Rice taking reins of Jeb Bush’s education foundation

Condi Rice taking reins of Jeb Bush’s education foundation

She supports Bush’s education vision, including the Common Core.

Montgomery parents plead for later high school start times

Montgomery parents plead for later high school start times

Dozens relate stories of sleep-deprived students and draw attention to research findings.

14 months after being tied to scandal, J.C. Hayward retires from WUSA 9

14 months after being tied to scandal, J.C. Hayward retires from WUSA 9

The longtime anchor has been off the air since she was linked to a scheme to divert millions of dollars.

KIPP’s Jennifer Ramacciotti named Teacher of the Year

KIPP’s Jennifer Ramacciotti named Teacher of the Year

“This adventure is full of joy and laughter and silliness and also struggle and tears and frustration.”

This 90-year-old Kenyan goes to primary school with her great-great grandchildren

She is likely the oldest primary school student in the world.

Virginia Tech will cover the full cost of attendance for student athletes

Virginia Tech will cover the full cost of attendance for student athletes

Swift response to NCAA rule change would go beyond just tuition, room, board, books and fees

Five key questions to ask now about charter schools

Five key questions to ask now about charter schools

In time for National School Choice Week.

Catholic University gets $3 million, from a Koch foundation and others, to teach principled entrepreneurship

Catholic University gets $3 million, from a Koch foundation and others, to teach principled entrepreneurship

The gift will allow its business school to hire four faculty members interested in integrating Catholic doctrine and business practices.

Napolitano and Brown duke it out over proposed tuition hike at the University of California

Napolitano and Brown duke it out over proposed tuition hike at the University of California

Janet Napolitano would like to raise tuition by as much as 28% over the next five years

D.C. students among those to receive free Office 365

Partnership between nonprofit Communities in Schools and Microsoft aims to bridge digital divide.

Va. lawmakers struggle with campus sexual assault policy

Mandatory reporting to law enforcement at heart of difficult issue

Lawsuit filed against NCAA, University of North Carolina, in ‘paper class’ athletics scandal

Lawsuit filed against NCAA, University of North Carolina, in ‘paper class’ athletics scandal

Two former University of North Carolina athletes have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, in the wake of a far-reaching athletic scandal.

Md. principal accused of discrimination has left job

Prince George’s school officials say departure had nothing to do with two lawsuit settlements.

Hundreds of thousands of college students will be asked about sexual assault on campus this spring

Hundreds of thousands of college students will be asked about sexual assault on campus this spring

A major national survey will address campus sexual assault.

Teacher: Common Core tests set kids up to fail

Teacher tells school board why she won’t give a mandated standardized test. Read the testimony. Watch the video.

Just how sophisticated are the new Common Core tests?

Arne Duncan said they would be “game-changing” in public education. It didn’t turn out that way.

D.C. launches major plan for black, Latino male students

D.C. launches major plan for black, Latino male students

The $20 million program includes opening a college prep all-boys high school east of the Anacostia River.

At Senate education hearing, ties between panel, witnesses

Longtime college, prep school ties between senators and experts in discussion about testing.

Senate begins debate on education law, focuses on testing

Senate begins debate on education law, focuses on testing

The most serious attempt in years to rewrite federal education law started with discussion about tests.

Brown and Duke crack down on illegal activities at parties

Brown and Duke universities are cracking down on campus partying as part of an effort to curb drinking and address sexual assault.

NYU didn’t tell police for months that student allegedly set fire to girl in bed

GRADE POINT | The attacker allegedly filmed it all on Snapchat, singing as the flames spread.

Arne Duncan gives No Child rewrite a 50-50 chance

Arne Duncan gives No Child rewrite a 50-50 chance

In a speech to U.S. mayors, the education secretary says Congress needs to update the expired law.

Diane Ravitch, former adviser to Lamar Alexander, sends him new NCLB advice

Diane Ravitch, former adviser to Lamar Alexander, sends him new NCLB advice

She asks him to drop annual standardized testing in the rewrite of No Child Left Behind.

Three Intel finalists from Washington area high schools

Three Intel finalists from Washington area high schools

Montgomery Blair High School, tops in the country with 32 finalists since 1999, has another finalist this year.

Teacher tells Congress: ‘The federal incentives in education are wrong’

Teacher tells Congress: ‘The federal incentives in education are wrong’

Teacher testifies before Senate education committee at first No Child Left Behind hearing