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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.

14 months after being tied to scandal, J.C. Hayward retires from WUSA 9

14 months after being tied to scandal, J.C. Hayward retires from WUSA 9

The longtime anchor has been off the air since she was linked to a scheme to divert millions of dollars.

KIPP’s Jennifer Ramacciotti named Teacher of the Year

KIPP’s Jennifer Ramacciotti named Teacher of the Year

“This adventure is full of joy and laughter and silliness and also struggle and tears and frustration.”

This 90-year-old Kenyan goes to primary school with her great-great grandchildren

She is likely the oldest primary school student in the world.

Virginia Tech will cover the full cost of attendance for student athletes

Virginia Tech will cover the full cost of attendance for student athletes

Swift response to NCAA rule change would go beyond just tuition, room, board, books and fees

Five key questions to ask now about charter schools

Five key questions to ask now about charter schools

In time for National School Choice Week.

Catholic University gets $3 million, from a Koch foundation and others, to teach principled entrepreneurship

Catholic University gets $3 million, from a Koch foundation and others, to teach principled entrepreneurship

The gift will allow its business school to hire four faculty members interested in integrating Catholic doctrine and business practices.

Napolitano and Brown duke it out over proposed tuition hike at the University of California

Napolitano and Brown duke it out over proposed tuition hike at the University of California

Janet Napolitano would like to raise tuition by as much as 28% over the next five years

D.C. students among those to receive free Office 365

Partnership between nonprofit Communities in Schools and Microsoft aims to bridge digital divide.

Va. lawmakers struggle with campus sexual assault policy

Mandatory reporting to law enforcement at heart of difficult issue

Lawsuit filed against NCAA, University of North Carolina, in ‘paper class’ athletics scandal

Lawsuit filed against NCAA, University of North Carolina, in ‘paper class’ athletics scandal

Two former University of North Carolina athletes have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, in the wake of a far-reaching athletic scandal.

Md. principal accused of discrimination has left job

Prince George’s school officials say departure had nothing to do with two lawsuit settlements.

Hundreds of thousands of college students will be asked about sexual assault on campus this spring

Hundreds of thousands of college students will be asked about sexual assault on campus this spring

A major national survey will address campus sexual assault.

Teacher: Common Core tests set kids up to fail

Teacher tells school board why she won’t give a mandated standardized test. Read the testimony. Watch the video.

Just how sophisticated are the new Common Core tests?

Arne Duncan said they would be “game-changing” in public education. It didn’t turn out that way.

D.C. launches major plan for black, Latino male students

D.C. launches major plan for black, Latino male students

The $20 million program includes opening a college prep all-boys high school east of the Anacostia River.

At Senate education hearing, ties between panel, witnesses

Longtime college, prep school ties between senators and experts in discussion about testing.