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Should GED lead to a high school diploma?

Should GED lead to a high school diploma?

Maryland and 12 other states already grant GED diplomas; District considering move to help test takers.

Prince William school system weighs more cuts in services

Universal full-day kindergarten has come under scrutiny as the board searches for savings.

So much for ‘choice.’ Florida says parents can’t opt out their kids from standardized tests

So much for ‘choice.’ Florida says parents can’t opt out their kids from standardized tests

Read the state superintendent’s letter about opting out.

Sororities ‘very surprised’ by U-Va. student response to frat party ban

Sororities ‘very surprised’ by U-Va. student response to frat party ban

National sorority leaders respond to outcry at the University of Virginia, saying people are missing the point.

U-Va. president, in a year of challenges, speaks about the path forward

U-Va. president, in a year of challenges, speaks about the path forward

President Teresa A. Sullivan uses the university’s Rotunda restoration as a metaphor.

Why Gov. Cuomo’s school reforms would make teaching a very high-risk career choice

Why Gov. Cuomo’s school reforms would make teaching a very high-risk career choice

He’s got the wrong diagnosis -- and the wrong cure.

Obama proposes to invest $1 billion in Native education

The request includes millions of dollars to fix crumbling schools and expand Internet access.

Starr’s future unclear, officials talk behind closed doors

Starr’s future unclear, officials talk behind closed doors

School Board President Patricia O’Neill issues statement saying public will be informed of steps.

Who does the Montgomery County school board think it is working for?

Who does the Montgomery County school board think it is working for?

It is deciding the fate of Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr in secret. It can’t pretend it is a secret ‘personnel matter.’

More than 4 out of 5 students graduate without a job. How could colleges change that?

More than 4 out of 5 students graduate without a job. How could colleges change that?

A CEO argues that smaller companies can’t afford to recruit on campus, and college career counseling isn’t doing enough to show graduates where the jobs are

Renovation of D.C.’s Garrison Elementary delayed again

Shifts in school renovation funding cast District projects into doubt.

Montgomery schools chief made a case to stay on the job

Montgomery schools chief made a case to stay on the job

Contract renewal being discussed, Joshua Starr wrote a five-page memo on his accomplishments and vision.

No hard alcohol, no pledging: Dartmouth plans major cultural reforms

No hard alcohol, no pledging: Dartmouth plans major cultural reforms

Ivy League school in New Hampshire moves to internal residential communities, works to rein in drinking, hazing, other ‘extreme behavior’.

SAT questions posted online before exam was recently given in Asia

Cheating problems with the SAT overseas continue.

Sorority leaders stand by their push to keep UVa women away from frats this weekend

Sorority leaders stand by their push to keep UVa women away from frats this weekend

National sorority leaders who unanimously urged their members at UVa to avoid fraternity events Saturday stand firm despite outcry from students

Teachers union, think tank propose compromise on testing

Teachers union, think tank propose compromise on testing

Hybrid approach would keep annual K-12 tests for U.S. students, but most of them wouldn’t count for much.

Does Maryland’s new governor want to hit ‘pause’ button on Common Core?

Does Maryland’s new governor want to hit ‘pause’ button on Common Core?

He supports local control of assessments and his spokesman indicated that he would like to hit the ‘pause’ button. But can he?

Teacher: Every day I see disparity in educational privilege. I’m disgusted.

Teacher: Every day I see disparity in educational privilege. I’m disgusted.

Where there isn’t money, there is excessive testing, lack of options and struggles.

U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of men’s pleasure

U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of men’s pleasure

A student responded to the order to stay home on fraternities’ bid night.

How job licensing increases the cost of college

How job licensing increases the cost of college

Job licensing fees have lined state coffers, but are they also a barrier to employment and a source of rising college costs?

After vulgar tweets, Arlington schools officials urge students to keep it clean online

After a series of vulgar tweets targeting Arlington schools, officials urge students to keep it civil on Twitter.

U.S. funding per pupil falls for second straight year

U.S. funding per pupil falls for second straight year

Downturn in 2011 and 2012 came amid recession-battered state budgets, waning stimulus funds.

‘Is this the 1950s?’ Students respond to sororities telling U-Va. members not to party with fraternity guys

‘Is this the 1950s?’ Students respond to sororities telling U-Va. members not to party with fraternity guys

National sorority leaders told UVa sorority sisters to avoid fraternity parties Saturday night for their own safety

Montgomery schools chief may face uphill battle on board

Montgomery schools chief may face uphill battle on board

Joshua P. Starr’s future with system is uncertain; school board meets but takes no action on contract renewal.

How school reform has failed the test

How school reform has failed the test

Scholar Mike Rose examines and dismantles the assumptions about teaching and learning that underlie reforms such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top.

McDuffie introduces Title IX legislation again

The Ward 5 Council member reintroduced the bill to increase sports participation for girls.

Mom: Common Core wants kids to develop reading skills at the same pace. My daughters didn’t.

Mom: Common Core wants kids to develop reading skills at the same pace. My daughters didn’t.

‘Forcing phonics-based reading on kindergartners as a standard they must all meet to be on the path toward college and career readiness is counterproductive because it’s developmentally inappropriate for many 5-year-olds. ‘

Montgomery County schools chief’s tenure in doubt

Montgomery County schools chief’s tenure in doubt

4 board members oppose renewing Superintendent Joshua P. Starr’s contract, 2 county officials say.

U-Va. sorority sisters ordered to stay home while fraternity brothers party

U-Va. sorority sisters ordered to stay home while fraternity brothers party

The edict “perpetuates the idea that women are inferior, sexual objects,” a petition opposing it says.

Ted Leonsis wants to help D.C. students get into and graduate college

Ted Leonsis wants to help D.C. students get into and graduate college

The Caps and Wizards owner is taking over D.C. CAP, succeeding former Post chairman Don Graham.