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Goucher College allows students to submit two-minute videos about themselves; 49 were admitted.
The Answer Sheet
Donna St. George
A native of Denmark, now living here, helped open neighbors’ doors to the traveling troupe in 2010.
It was another rough winter for Washington area schools, which closed as often -- or more often -- than schools in Boston, which had record snows.
Michael Alison Chandler
Of the 20,000 people who applied in the first round, 72 percent were matched with a school
Nick Anderson and Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
Every year costs go up, raising fears among students and parents. Often the net amount is far lower.
University of Oklahoma officials found the chant to be part of the chapter’s “institutionalized culture.”
They faced a $10 fine if they did not attend.
What is going on in New York is emblematic of what is going on across the country.
They say the state has “breached its duty under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free public education.“
‘We don’t get to do writing anymore,” my son says. “Why not?” I ask. ““Because the writing test is over,” he answers.
When acceptances or rejections roll in, please be sure to remember the old adage “if you have nothing good to say, say nothing.”
New tuition and financial aid plan, including an 11 percent tuition raise, has winners and losers.
T. Rees Shapiro
Martese Johnson did not enter a plea. His lawyer asked for a May court date so criminal probe of arrest can finish.
This is the second data security breach reported in two months in D.C. schools.
College degrees are “preferred,” the ad says.
“We know that when someone says ‘education reform,’ it can mean any variety of things.“
Jesse L. Matthew Jr. to face trial in Farifax sexual assault before murder and abduction charges near U-Va.
Student protesters ask board to rename the building in honor of writer Zora Neale Hurston
Revenues are down too. What’s going on.
Children will look at broader topics and use multi-disciplinary modules, one expert says.
A university official said the family and school agreed that the student will not come back this semester.
School-choice is built on the philosophy that competition forces schools to improve, but a new study shows that school leaders are more likely to improve recruiting than academics.
We have a winner in the 2015 USA National Brain Bee Champion: Soren Christensen, a ninth-grader at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va. Here are some of the questions he had to answer -- plus practice questions.
An adult spends hours with kids in Maine taking practice SBAC Common Core tests. Here’s his report.
Absenteeism is more harmful to student achievement than snow days, study says.
New study found that student absenteeism on days schools are open is a much bigger problem.
T. Rees Shapiro and Jenna Portnoy
The governor orders reforms to ABC’s enforcement branch after a black U-Va. students’ violent arrest.
Now there is no state policy allowing parents to opt out.
Many in Montgomery cite achievement gap, transparency, diversity and testing as concerns.
The NEA has pledged to mobilize its 3 million members to push candidates on public education.
A Delta Kappa Epsilon brother explains why his chapter and its alumni decided to sue Wesleyan University
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