Oklahoma loses, Indiana wins federal education waiver

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Okla. governor blasts Education Department as coercive; feds say state isn’t preparing students.

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Why one school system is dropping Teach For America

Why one school system is dropping Teach For America

Board members expressed concerns.

Security measures increase as schools open for new year

Security measures increase as schools open for new year

Schools are equipped with buzzer systems, cameras and uniformed officers after Newtown shootings.

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Is Massachusetts really No. 1 in schools? Maybe not.

Is Massachusetts really No. 1 in schools? Maybe not.

The Bay State’s best schools do a bad job of challenging average students with tough courses.

SAT/ACT tutoring: $1,500 for 90 minutes. And 14 sessions are required. Really.

SAT/ACT tutoring: $1,500 for 90 minutes. And 14 sessions are required. Really.

The tutor is in New York, and he’s very busy.

Montgomery County warns of whooping cough in schools

Four schools have 12 confirmed or suspected cases of pertussis, a highly contagious disease.

U.S. colleges will screen some students for Ebola

U.S. colleges will screen some students for Ebola

For many U.S. college students arriving from West Africa, this year’s “back to school” routine will include a screening for Ebola.

Private school players kicked off Wilson High football team

Private school players kicked off Wilson High football team

Two students at school for students with disabilities told they can’t play because they pay for private school.

Calif. teacher tenure case spices up superintendent race

Tom Torlakson seeks to appeal tenure ruling, siding with teachers unions; rival sides with plaintiffs.

Ex-GWU president faces uproar over sex assault remark

Ex-GWU president faces uproar over sex assault remark

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said he did not mean to imply drunken women should be blamed if raped.

Prince George’s revises its student appeal process

Decisions on serious discipline cases must be made within 10 days.

Cat closes Glen Burnie elementary school

A spokesman said animal control officials put out traps for the cat, who was spotted inside the school.

Asian cities fuel surge of foreign students to U.S. colleges

Asian cities fuel surge of foreign students to U.S. colleges

Report shows links between global cities and U.S. universities through analysis of student visa data.

Does ‘restorative justice’ in campus sexual assault cases make sense?

Does ‘restorative justice’ in campus sexual assault cases make sense?

What are the most effective ways for schools to handle sexual assault cases and help the victims?

State education board slams Obama administration’s testing policies

State education board slams Obama administration’s testing policies

The state Board of Education of Vermont passes a tough resolution.

‘We have a message for you, Secretary Arne Duncan’

‘We have a message for you, Secretary Arne Duncan’

Washingtonians are reacting to the U.S. Education Department’s decision to yank the state’s NCLB waiver. Watch the video.

Charter school to eliminate recess to shorten day

Parents oppose the move at a Prince George’s middle school, saying kids should have downtime to socialize.

Montgomery County teacher a finalist for statewide award

Montgomery County teacher a finalist for statewide award

Jane Lindsay, of John Poole Middle, selected as one of seven finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year.

Oklahoma loses, Indiana wins federal education waiver

Oklahoma loses, Indiana wins federal education waiver

Okla. governor blasts Education Department as coercive; feds say state isn’t preparing students.

U-Va. says most staff must disclose sex assault reports

U-Va. says most staff must disclose sex assault reports

Most employees at University of Virginia will not be allowed to keep reports from students confidential.

Fairfax schools chief Garza gets drenched for charity

Fairfax schools chief Garza gets drenched for charity

Fairfax schools chief Karen Garza is among the latest to take part in the viral ALS ice bucket challenge.

First-day Montgomery enrollment on track for record year

School planners say first day enrollment was 154,417 in the fast-growing Maryland district.

Shining Stars under-enrolled after scramble for location

Lease negotiations broke down twice this summer before the D.C. charter school found a home.

Arlington ninth-graders to get MacBook Air computers

Pilot program is part of a school district goal to give every student a computer by 2017.

Assistant principal who secretly changed son’s grades gets $7,000 fine

Assistant principal who secretly changed son’s grades gets $7,000 fine

Education officials are said to be ‘pondering’ what to do with him. Really?

Florida county opts out of all state-mandated testing in ‘act of civil disobedience’

Florida county opts out of all state-mandated testing in ‘act of civil disobedience’

It’s the first county in the state to do it -- and it could lead to other districts following suit.

Howard University’s Kathmandu connection

Howard University’s Kathmandu connection

Nepal emerges as a top source of foreign students at Howard, reflecting globalization of higher education.

New York teacher tenure cases likely to consolidate

New York teacher tenure cases likely to consolidate

Ex-CNN anchor Campbell Brown and a New York parents advocacy group have filed similar lawsuits.

Va. reading scores remain stagnant on harder state tests

Va. reading scores remain stagnant on harder state tests

Virginia students overall saw modest math gains; more than half of state’s districts saw drop in writing exams.