Traversing two D.C.s, from Dunbar High to Georgetown U.

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Dunbar valedictorian talks about the challenges of transitioning from North Capitol Street to elite private college.

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D.C. charter schools sue city, alleging unequal funding

The federal lawsuit caps years of disputes over charter school funding, which comes from D.C. taxpayers.

Richmond-area school to keep ‘Rebels’ team name

A student-led petition at Douglas Southall Freeman High in Henrico County garnered 1,200 signatures.

Respected science publication is fooled by The Onion

Respected science publication is fooled by The Onion

The story was about young kids being psychopaths.

Montgomery school board gives up district credit cards

Montgomery school board gives up district credit cards

Board members ditch cards after coming under fire in spring, when records showed improper charges.

Fairfax budget administrator promoted to top ranks

Kristen Michael will serve as the assistant superintendent for financial services.

Campbell Brown takes on teacher tenure in New York

Campbell Brown takes on teacher tenure in New York

Former CNN anchor turned activist files New York lawsuit, saying tenure, other job protections hurt children.

Montgomery soccer group files suit against school system

Winston Churchill High turf project moving forward as group alleges bidding process was flawed, unfair.

50 Virginia college presidents protest Obama’s planned school rating system

50 Virginia college presidents protest Obama’s planned school rating system

They say poor students could be harmed. Read the letter the presidents sent.

That kid in class who utterly infuriated me

That kid in class who utterly infuriated me

Every teacher has at least one student who is very, very difficult to reach.

‘Education reform’ now a pejorative term to many progressive Democrats

‘Education reform’ now a pejorative term to many progressive Democrats

The evidence was clear at this month’s Netroots Nation convention.

Traversing two D.C.s, from Dunbar High to Georgetown U.

Traversing two D.C.s, from Dunbar High to Georgetown U.

Dunbar valedictorian talks about the challenges of transitioning from North Capitol Street to elite private college.

In Richmond, students seek to revive ‘Rebel’ mascot

At Freeman High School in Henrico County, a student-led petition to field a Rebel mascot has 1,200 signatures.

The stages of your vacation from work and school

Displayed in one graph.

Students catch school superintendent plagiarizing part of commencement speech

Students catch school superintendent plagiarizing part of commencement speech

He was the second Massachusetts superintendent to be accused of plagiarizing a speech this summer.

Workers find remnants of original U-Va. Rotunda

Workers find remnants of original U-Va. Rotunda

While restoring the University of Virginia’s iconic Rotunda, workers found pieces of its Jeffersonian past.

‘I’m the decider,’ Christie tells mayor

‘I’m the decider,’ Christie tells mayor

The N.J. governor is nothing if not consistent in his indifference to the Newark’s concerns over school reform.

Actually, practice doesn’t always make perfect

Actually, practice doesn’t always make perfect

New meta-analysis finds that more time practicing something doesn’t always help you learn how to do it well.

Montgomery gives go-ahead to schools’ tech initiative

The school system’s plan is designed to bring 40,000 laptops and tablets into classrooms in the coming year.

Fairfax approves funds for full-day Mondays at elementary schools

The vote was unanimous to approve the $7.6 million funding effort. The money came from a budget surplus.

Five U.S. innovations that helped Finland’s schools improve but that Americans now ignore

Five U.S. innovations that helped Finland’s schools improve but that Americans now ignore

Finnish educator and scholar Pasi Sahlberg explains in an important post.

Pay for veteran teachers ‘painfully low’ in some states -- report

Pay for veteran teachers ‘painfully low’ in some states -- report

In some places mid- and late-career teachers can’t make it into the middle class on their salaries.

Fairfax teen places 5th in world in biology contest

William Long was the top American to finish in an international biology competition.

D.C. names charter school as defendant in civil case

City says Dorothy I. Height Community Academy has continued to make improper payments.

The problem with how we talk about poverty and kids

The problem with how we talk about poverty and kids

Using the word ‘poverty’ to describe different students’ living conditions is too general to be helpful.

Educators who support Common Core call new tests ‘a travesty’

Educators who support Common Core call new tests ‘a travesty’

Here’s a letter a principal and some of his teachers wrote about exams given to students in New York this past spring.

Fairfax to vote on spending millions to end half-day classes

On Thursday, the county school board will vote on the funding, a rocky negotiation point with supervisors.

D.C. students ‘meet Washington’ to learn about careers

D.C. students ‘meet Washington’ to learn about careers

A public school program introduces students to information technology, hospitality and engineering.

New CFO named for Prince George’s County schools

New CFO named for Prince George’s County schools

Colby R. White replaces Thomas Sheeran, who recently resigned.

DC Youth Slam Team brings home world championship

Contest attracted 55 teams and more than 500 poets