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‘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.

Senate debates how to improve teachers in law rewrite

Senate debates how to improve teachers in law rewrite

Lawmakers from both parties appear unlikely to push for test-based teacher evaluations in federal law.

‘School is closed (cause it snowed so much last night)’ -- A frozen) video

The video from a school in Rhode Island is going viral.

Why a 7-year-old named Rex gets sad and nervous at school

Why a 7-year-old named Rex gets sad and nervous at school

‘I hate the new reading test that we have to take in second grade’

N.Y. teachers bash Gov. Cuomo: Your reform plans are ‘extremely damaging’

N.Y. teachers bash Gov. Cuomo: Your reform plans are ‘extremely damaging’

Here’s an open letter about Cuomo’s plan to evaluate teachers, which is extreme when compared with that of other states.

Maryland’s on-time graduation rates hit a new high

Maryland’s on-time graduation rates hit a new high

New data show graduation rates ticked up in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

Va. universities respond to bill that would require police notification of sexual assaults

Va. universities respond to bill that would require police notification of sexual assaults

Virginia schools say they will work with the legislature, but there are concerns about deterring victims from coming forward.

Why do we tolerate the lifeless SAT and ACT?

Why do we tolerate the lifeless SAT and ACT?

Scholar Mark Bauerlein explores the exams’ sterility, a result of fairness rules that got out of control.

A ‘fever dream’ weekend: A 50-year trivia tradition so intense it consumes a campus

A ‘fever dream’ weekend: A 50-year trivia tradition so intense it consumes a campus

Teams of students and competitors as far away as Thailand compete in a long-running trivia contest at Lawrence University.

Absenteeism high in D.C. Head Start programs

More than 25 percent in preschool program were chronically absent, a bad omen for future attendance.

Brown University’s tighter grip on fraternities spurs debate

Brown University’s decision to sanction fraternities after allegations of sexual assaults and disruptive behavior spurs campus debate.

Meeting fails to resolve Md. ‘free-range parenting’ inquiry

Meeting fails to resolve Md. ‘free-range parenting’ inquiry

Silver Spring couple who allowed their children to walk home alone could remain in limbo for weeks

Superintendent writes ‘warning’ letter on PARCC Common Core test

Superintendent writes ‘warning’ letter on PARCC Common Core test

The head of Winnetka schools in Illinois raises questions about PARCC in open letter to parents, community members and staff.

Should colleges be required to report accusations of rape immediately, even if victims don’t want to?

Should colleges be required to report accusations of rape immediately, even if victims don’t want to?

A bill in Virginia would require public colleges to report a campus sexual assault to police within 24 hours of notification.

Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?

Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?

Employers are finding college graduates severely lacking in basic skills, urge rigor inside -- and outside -- of the classroom.

U-Md. admissions officers — and a turtle — surprise applicants in person

U-Md. admissions officers — and a turtle — surprise applicants in person

High schoolers learned they were admitted to the university when a crowd showed up at the door.

What happens when the Common Core isn’t common?

What happens when the Common Core isn’t common?

As states drop the standards and their tests, comparing U.S. student achievement becomes more difficult.

Should decline of neighborhood schools cause discomfort?

Families are more likely to choose a distant school, hence an argument over safety and quality.

Teacher to legislators: Here’s how your decisions impact my students every single day

Teacher to legislators: Here’s how your decisions impact my students every single day

Due to budget cuts, ‘we are not able to have a full-time librarian, art teacher, technology teacher or music teacher. This means our schedules are limited and cannot be arranged for what is best for students. ‘

Distracted behind the wheel? These teens are developing an app for that

A team of high school students from the Governor’s School @ Innovation Park have developed a prototype for an app that would silence phones while driving or allow people to work distraction-free.

Mom: I thought I did everything right, but my 6-year-old is already ‘behind’ in reading

Mom: I thought I did everything right, but my 6-year-old is already ‘behind’ in reading

“Our evenings have become worksheets and online computer reading programs for him to ‘catch up.’“

Condi Rice taking reins of Jeb Bush’s education foundation

Condi Rice taking reins of Jeb Bush’s education foundation

She supports Bush’s education vision, including the Common Core.

Montgomery parents plead for later high school start times

Montgomery parents plead for later high school start times

Dozens relate stories of sleep-deprived students and draw attention to research findings.