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Silver Spring families head over heels about hosting Danish gymnasts

Silver Spring families head over heels about hosting Danish gymnasts

A native of Denmark, now living here, helped open neighbors’ doors to the traveling troupe in 2010.

How snow days piled up at Washington area schools in 2014-2015

How snow days piled up at Washington area schools in 2014-2015

It was another rough winter for Washington area schools, which closed as often -- or more often -- than schools in Boston, which had record snows.

Applications up in D.C. School Enrollment Lottery

Applications up in D.C. School Enrollment Lottery

Of the 20,000 people who applied in the first round, 72 percent were matched with a school

Private college sticker-price shock: Past $60,000 a year

Private college sticker-price shock: Past $60,000 a year

Every year costs go up, raising fears among students and parents. Often the net amount is far lower.

SAE members learned racist chant at national leadership event, probe finds

SAE members learned racist chant at national leadership event, probe finds

University of Oklahoma officials found the chant to be part of the chapter’s “institutionalized culture.”

Liberty University students say they were required to attend Ted Cruz speech

Liberty University students say they were required to attend Ted Cruz speech

They faced a $10 fine if they did not attend.

As testing opt-out movement grows, so does pushback from schools

As testing opt-out movement grows, so does pushback from schools

What is going on in New York is emblematic of what is going on across the country.

Tennessee school districts sue state over what they say is inadequate funding

Tennessee school districts sue state over what they say is inadequate funding

They say the state has “breached its duty under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free public education.“

Mom: Why my 9-year-old gets despondent about school

Mom: Why my 9-year-old gets despondent about school

‘We don’t get to do writing anymore,” my son says. “Why not?” I ask. ““Because the writing test is over,” he answers.

The emotional impact of college admissions decisions -- on parents

The emotional impact of college admissions decisions -- on parents

When acceptances or rejections roll in, please be sure to remember the old adage “if you have nothing good to say, say nothing.”

At U-Va., a price hike for some will fund a price cut for others

At U-Va., a price hike for some will fund a price cut for others

New tuition and financial aid plan, including an 11 percent tuition raise, has winners and losers.

U-Va. student involved in violent arrest makes brief court appearance

U-Va. student involved in violent arrest makes brief court appearance

Martese Johnson did not enter a plea. His lawyer asked for a May court date so criminal probe of arrest can finish.

D.C. government office released students’ personal data to a reporter

This is the second data security breach reported in two months in D.C. schools.

Need a job? How you can write test questions for Pearson.

Need a job? How you can write test questions for Pearson.

College degrees are “preferred,” the ad says.

NEA president: It’s time for education companies to be transparent

NEA president: It’s time for education companies to be transparent

“We know that when someone says ‘education reform,’ it can mean any variety of things.“

City charge dropped in Hannah Graham case to facilitate murder trial

City charge dropped in Hannah Graham case to facilitate murder trial

Jesse L. Matthew Jr. to face trial in Farifax sexual assault before murder and abduction charges near U-Va.

UNC students demand new name for building honoring a KKK leader

UNC students demand new name for building honoring a KKK leader

Student protesters ask board to rename the building in honor of writer Zora Neale Hurston

No, Finland’s schools aren’t giving up traditional subjects. Here’s what the reforms will really do.

No, Finland’s schools aren’t giving up traditional subjects. Here’s what the reforms will really do.

Children will look at broader topics and use multi-disciplinary modules, one expert says.

U of Md. student will not return to school after racist, sexist e-mail

U of Md. student will not return to school after racist, sexist e-mail

A university official said the family and school agreed that the student will not come back this semester.

How do schools respond to competition? Not as you might expect.

How do schools respond to competition? Not as you might expect.

School-choice is built on the philosophy that competition forces schools to improve, but a new study shows that school leaders are more likely to improve recruiting than academics.

How brainy are you about your brain? A neuroscience quiz.

How brainy are you about your brain? A neuroscience quiz.

We have a winner in the 2015 USA National Brain Bee Champion: Soren Christensen, a ninth-grader at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va. Here are some of the questions he had to answer -- plus practice questions.

‘What I saw surprised me. But not in the way I’d expected.’

‘What I saw surprised me. But not in the way I’d expected.’

An adult spends hours with kids in Maine taking practice SBAC Common Core tests. Here’s his report.

How snow days don’t hurt student progress, but absences do, in graphs

How snow days don’t hurt student progress, but absences do, in graphs

Absenteeism is more harmful to student achievement than snow days, study says.

Do snow days hurt student progress? A Harvard professor says no.

Do snow days hurt student progress? A Harvard professor says no.

New study found that student absenteeism on days schools are open is a much bigger problem.

McAuliffe orders Va. ABC officers to be retrained in use of force, diversity

McAuliffe orders Va. ABC officers to be retrained in use of force, diversity

The governor orders reforms to ABC’s enforcement branch after a black U-Va. students’ violent arrest.

Maryland Senate expected to vote on allowing parents to opt out of Common Core tests

Maryland Senate expected to vote on allowing parents to opt out of Common Core tests

Now there is no state policy allowing parents to opt out.

Md. school leader needs vision, collaborative style, report says

Md. school leader needs vision, collaborative style, report says

Many in Montgomery cite achievement gap, transparency, diversity and testing as concerns.

Nation’s largest labor union: We want 2016 hopefuls talking about schools

The NEA has pledged to mobilize its 3 million members to push candidates on public education.

Wesleyan student: My college discriminates against fraternities. We’re suing.

Wesleyan student: My college discriminates against fraternities. We’re suing.

A Delta Kappa Epsilon brother explains why his chapter and its alumni decided to sue Wesleyan University