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Many charter school leaders support the switch, while Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson does not.
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Options would be run by D.C. Public Schools next year but later would be transferred to another operator.
The SAT college admissions test will face a challenge in attracting students who are choosing the rival exam.
The veteran educator says he can ‘no longer recognize my profession.’
The risks to student privacy are growing as more information on young people is being collected and stored.
Michael Alison Chandler
What do you think? What’s the best — or least bad — way to make up for lost time?
A mom whose severely disabled son recently died responds to Florida’s education commissioner’s attack on testing critics.
The College Board’s revisions to the SAT admissions test underline some intriguing overlaps with the rival ACT.
Donna St. George
Three-year agreement includes raises. Educators will pay a higher share of health care premiums.
Responsive Classroom method shows teaching kids “soft” skills leads to math, reading gains, study says.
Caitlin Gibson and Michael Alison Chandler
Middleburg Elementary, a century-old school, would become Middleburg Community Charter School.
It’s a good thing the essay is gone, but that doesn’t solve the real SAT problem.
The SAT test will revert the old top score of 1600 and make several other changes.
Nine questions from the SAT college admission test, which is poised to undergo some major changes.
In a redesign aimed at improving college access, the test also will return to a top score of 1600.
Lynh Bui and Ovetta Wiggins
Authorities say a suspect shot into the air near the school in Oxon Hill; lockdown was a precaution.
Changes in the college admission test are expected to be disclosed.
Snow pushes back Montgomery County’s state reading test dates for grades 3, 4 and 6.
A parent writes an open letter to the president inviting him to visit the local high school and see the consequences of his administration’s policies.
The board’s vote sets the stage for what would be the first charter school in Northern Virginia.
This isn’t market-based reform but rather policy preferences and market manipulation.
School districts struggle to adopt new nutritional standards, while students enjoy more fruits and vegetables.
Walter Reed patients’ kids should be able to stay at Bethesda school, Montgomery County leaders say.
Lawmakers passed the taxpayer-funded college scholarship program without debate.
It was a presidential day for kids at the District’s Powell Elementary and Washington Yu Ying Public Charter.
Obama wants education to get biggest discretionary increase outside of defense.
Diane Ravitch, head of Network for Public Education, stands in opposition to standardized tests created by No Child Left Behind.
12 candidates vie for four seats on the reconstructed board.
High-performing nation wants to increase day-care enrollments and lower compulsory education age.
T. Rees Shapiro
At White House, Michelle Obama notes a Fairfax student initiative to promote healthier eating habits.
Mount Vernon High School students, teachers and administrators dance to Pharrell’s hit tune “Happy.”
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