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Actress/activist Ruby Dee dies at 91
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My sister inspired The Fault in Our Stars
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Okla. governor blasts Education Department as coercive; feds say state isn’t preparing students.
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Washingtonians are reacting to the U.S. Education Department’s decision to yank the state’s NCLB waiver. Watch the video.
Parents oppose the move at a Prince George’s middle school, saying kids should have downtime to socialize.
Donna St. George
Jane Lindsay, of John Poole Middle, selected as one of seven finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year.
Most employees at University of Virginia will not be allowed to keep reports from students confidential.
T. Rees Shapiro
Fairfax schools chief Karen Garza is among the latest to take part in the viral ALS ice bucket challenge.
School planners say first day enrollment was 154,417 in the fast-growing Maryland district.
Michael Alison Chandler
Lease negotiations broke down twice this summer before the D.C. charter school found a home.
Pilot program is part of a school district goal to give every student a computer by 2017.
Education officials are said to be ‘pondering’ what to do with him. Really?
It’s the first county in the state to do it -- and it could lead to other districts following suit.
Nepal emerges as a top source of foreign students at Howard, reflecting globalization of higher education.
Ex-CNN anchor Campbell Brown and a New York parents advocacy group have filed similar lawsuits.
Virginia students overall saw modest math gains; more than half of state’s districts saw drop in writing exams.
Jindal argues that states were illegally coerced to adopt national academic standards.
About 370 grantees across the country have had to compete for new funds
As a teen, Raaheela Ahmed, 21, nearly defeated the then-chairman of the Prince George’s school board.
It tells you exactly what they think about the purpose of education.
Charlene Dukes begins her third year as the state prepares for Common Core-based assessments.
Not what reformers would have liked them to show.
Fletcher-Johnson, Gibbs, Mamie D. Lee and MC Terrell-McGogney will be available for bids this fall.
New this year are more full-day pre-K classes, language immersion and an international baccalaureate program.
Md. prosecutor found that members’ credit card use “does not rise to the level of criminal misconduct.”
The plan would “exacerbate educational inequality,” Bowser says.
A new statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics said high schools should start after 8:30 a.m.
The superintendent says parents were complaining.
A veteran teacher analyzes some of the arguments against tenure.
Michael Alison Chandler and Donna St. George
D.C. students meet with push for fun in class; new school highlights Montgomery’s opening day.
School year opened Monday with new technology initiative and new student code of conduct.
Ovetta Wiggins and T. Rees Shapiro
Hundreds of new teachers prepare for first day of classes in Prince George’s and Fairfax counties.
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