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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From Harlem to Capitol Hill, a lesson in producing better teachers

From Harlem to Capitol Hill, a lesson in producing better teachers

Eva Moskowitz brought 10 kids, a teacher and a principal to showcase Success Academy’s recipe.

Donor who pressed McAuliffe on U-Va. issues wins spot on university board

Donor who pressed McAuliffe on U-Va. issues wins spot on university board

A $50K donor who urged McAuliffe to revamp university appointments got his the old-fashioned way.

The states that spend the most (and the least) on education, in one map

The states that spend the most (and the least) on education, in one map

Census figures show a wide range in education spending among states and school districts.

Advice to young scientists: Don’t worry about adviser peering down your shirt

Advice to young scientists: Don’t worry about adviser peering down your shirt

A career advice column in Science sets off outrage from researchers who feel the writer shrugged off sexual harassment in the lab.

Is Maryland’s Republican governor getting ready to ditch Common Core and PARCC?

Is Maryland’s Republican governor getting ready to ditch Common Core and PARCC?

His administration says it is conducting a “comprehensive” review. What does that mean?

Does homoerotic Beat poem ‘Please Master’ belong in AP English class? Teacher forced to resign over it.

Does homoerotic Beat poem ‘Please Master’ belong in AP English class? Teacher forced to resign over it.

A Connecticut teacher read the poem in class after a student suggested it -- but over the objection of other students.

A high school that refuses to conform to standardization

A high school that refuses to conform to standardization

Third in a series of profiles of high schools that have been honored for being ‘Schools of Opportunity.’

A college says panic-inducing reports that it is failing are wrong

A college says panic-inducing reports that it is failing are wrong

Media reports have said Mills College in Oakland, California, is expected to close, causing students to panic. Mills College says it is fine and well.

Why college tuition is just as bad as bundled cable bills

Why college tuition is just as bad as bundled cable bills

College tuition pricing is just as maddening as the family cable bill (just a lot more expensive).

Lost and found: Missing SAT answer sheets discovered at high school

Lost and found: Missing SAT answer sheets discovered at high school

Loudoun schools apologized after the box, assumed lost in transit, was found in high school’s shipping area.

What teachers really need to improve and succeed

What teachers really need to improve and succeed

The ‘teacher effectiveness’ debate is missing the important element. Here it is.

Embattled Chicago schools chief resigns as feds probe no-bid contract

Embattled Chicago schools chief resigns as feds probe no-bid contract

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, had been schools CEO since 2012.

Tribal school wins its own waiver from No Child Left Behind

Tribal school wins its own waiver from No Child Left Behind

Obama administration officials said the move is a sign of a broader commitment to tribal self-governance.

Cerebral palsy hasn’t limited this District senior

Cerebral palsy hasn’t limited this District senior

Doctors said China Warren would never walk, talk or see. Now she’s about to head to college.

How do we help our least motivated, most disruptive students?

How do we help our least motivated, most disruptive students?

Teacher Caleb Rossiter has an interesting plan, but puts too much faith in remediation.

Vice President Biden’s very personal speech to Yale graduates

Vice President Biden’s very personal speech to Yale graduates

Beau, who didn’t attend Yale, “went on to be elected one of the youngest attorney generals in the history of the state of Delaware, the most popular public official in my state. Big headline after the 2012 election, ‘Biden Most Popular Man in Delaware — Beau.’”

Fifty great books for kids to read this summer

Fifty great books for kids to read this summer

The books will appeal to kids from Pre-K to eighth grade.

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, the district plans to use a “blended model” for students.

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.