Fairfax suicides, including three girls’, stun community

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As a family mourns 16-year-old Cara Golias, a federal and county study into risk factors begins.

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How Ferguson became Ferguson

How Ferguson became Ferguson

The conventional wisdom tells only a slice of what really happened.

First D.C.-wide public schools fair draws thousands

D.C. Public Schools seize an opportunity to sell their programs to parents on the hunt.

Statement from U-Va. President Teresa Sullivan

“We are better than we have been described,” Sullivan said in a letter, released after student protests.

Montgomery hikes school budget by $223 million

The county’s board added $223.3 million in funding amid continuing enrollment growth.

U-Va. fraternities suspended in light of alleged sex assaults

U-Va. fraternities suspended in light of alleged sex assaults

The suspension — coming days after a Rolling Stone account of a gang rape in 2012 — will continue until the spring semester begins Jan. 9.

How many schools are still named after President John F. Kennedy?

How many schools are still named after President John F. Kennedy?

Here’s the way to find out how many schools are named after the presidents.

Principal uncovers flawed data in her state’s official education reports

Principal uncovers flawed data in her state’s official education reports

The New York State Education Department forges ahead without regard for the facts, principal says.

U-Va. campus addresses sexual-assault allegations

U-Va. campus addresses sexual-assault allegations

Rolling Stone article’s claims of a brutal rape and how the case may have been handled cause a stir.

Pr. George’s school workers’ data exposed

A security breach in the Prince George’s school system exposed employees’ personal data.

Texas approves social studies textbooks criticized as inaccurate and biased

Republicans overrode Democrats’ concerns.

Report: Schools enabled mother of Sandy Hook killer to ‘appease’ him

Report: Schools enabled mother of Sandy Hook killer to ‘appease’ him

The report raises provocative questions about whether the community gave deference to his family because they were white.

Charter school official questioned about changes sought

State senator tried to get special consideration for children of U-Md employees in charter admissions

Anonymous letter claims credit for vandalism at U-Va. frat house alleged to be site of rape

The ‘students’ who signed letter said they will escalate action.

Prince William board approves enrollment boundaries

Vote was delayed after the U.S. Department of Justice ordered changes to school map.

Paul Public Charter under investigation for testing issues

The “tier 1” D.C. middle school was not classified this year as investigation is pending.

McAuliffe urges investigation after sexual assault allegations at U-Va.

McAuliffe urges investigation after sexual assault allegations at U-Va.

Va.’s governor said that he was “deeply disturbed” by the account detailed in a Rolling Stone article.

A student’s plea for help -- and a superintendent’s heartfelt response

A ninth-grader says standardized tests are ruining his chance to graduate from high school, and he needs help.

Colleges face questions about undocumented students

Colleges face questions about undocumented students

President Obama’s actions underscore issues about applications for admissions and financial aid.

Officials try to calm residents over Potomac High TB case

One person at the Pr. George’s school has the disease; no new cases have been identified since then.

Good luck understanding how they will score the Common Core

Good luck understanding how they will score the Common Core

Read the ‘interpretation’ of the ‘achievement levels’ for the SBAC Common Core test.

Jeb Bush’s nuanced support of Common Core

Jeb Bush’s nuanced support of Common Core

A possible 2016 GOP contender, Bush tries to thread the needle when it comes to the divisive standards.

Principal suspended after armed officers conduct live shooter drill during school

Principal suspended after armed officers conduct live shooter drill during school

Two officers went from room to room with weapons drawn.

Hour of Code to feature ‘Frozen’ characters

Hour of Code to feature ‘Frozen’ characters

Code.org teams up with Disney to offer programming lessons that include wildly popular characters from “Frozen“.

Public school enrollment jumps in Northern Virginia

By 2018, a study finds, the area’s four counties will account for 40 percent of all enrollment in the state.

Maxwell has concerns about charter school with U-Md. ties

College Park Academy wanted to reserve majority of seats for students who live in College Park.

Principal apologizes for lack of notice about alleged abuse

A Md. middle school principal waited several weeks to tell parents of an alleged sexual offense.

Pearson Foundation closing (after paying big fines for helping corporate parent)

Pearson Foundation closing (after paying big fines for helping  corporate parent)

The foundation had paid millions in fines to New York State for breaking the law.