Schools moving toward ‘BYOD’ with student technology

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School systems take steps toward ”Bring Your Own Device” policies, increasing classroom technology.

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Three in 10 Virginia schools lack full accreditation

The number of schools failing to meet state standards jumped significantly as students struggle on new tests.

Georgetown U. student dies of apparent meningitis

Georgetown U. student dies of apparent meningitis

University announces death of Andrea Jaime, a sophomore in the school of nursing and health studies.

Search continues for missing U-Va. student from Fairfax

Search continues for missing U-Va. student from Fairfax

The family of Hannah Elizabeth Graham expresses hope for her safe return as police expand search.

Fewer public charter school applications come in this year

Few experienced operators have taken advantage of expedited application process in D.C.

Poll: Most Americans no longer think a college education is ‘very important’

Poll: Most Americans no longer think a college education is ‘very important’

The poll also found that most Americans support providing children of undocumented immigrants a public education.

Washington: An education capital

Washington: An education capital

A ranking from the Wallet Hub social network finds D.C. region among the top in level of education attainment.

One senior’s story: Starting college admissions process is like ‘being sent out to sea by myself with 20 different maps’

One senior’s story: Starting college admissions process is like ‘being sent out to sea by myself with 20 different maps’

First in a series following one high school senior trying to get into college.

Options Public Charter School reopens with new leaders

Options Public Charter School reopens with new leaders

Marred by an alleged scandal, school is undergoing a transformation to better serve at-risk students.

How Common Core’s recommended books fail children of color

How Common Core’s recommended books fail children of color

Children of color and the poor make up more than half the children in the United States. Yet few of the books recommended in the Common Core’s appendix reflect their lives.

Charter school enrollments increased by 13 percent nationally

Charter school enrollments increased by 13 percent nationally

A look at charter school growth state-by-state in 2013-2014 school year

Nearly 500 Montgomery students still need immunizations

Montgomery asking for 45-day exptension of state requirement on newly mandated immunizations.

Maryland offers extension for student immunizations

Concerns were raised about students missing school because they couldn’t meet the state’s deadline.

Superlawyer eyes education through a civil rights lens

Superlawyer eyes education through a civil rights lens

David Boies says his group plans to fight teacher tenure across the country, state by state.

Florida drops test after kindergarten teacher took public stand against it

Florida drops test after kindergarten teacher took public stand against it

State education commissioner agrees to suspend FAIR testing for K-2 students.

U-Va. student from Fairfax missing in Charlottesville

U-Va. student from Fairfax missing in Charlottesville

Hannah Graham was last seen early Saturday; U-Va. president expresses “deep concern” about student.

Prince George’s ed board seeks input on school buildings

Plans include building new Fairmont Heights HS, renovations at other schools.

Test your knowledge of the STEM job marketplace

As the Obama administration pushes STEM education as a priority, test your knowledge of the STEM job marketplace in the U.S.

A warning to U.S. about ‘educational authoritarianism’ -- from a Chinese scholar

A warning to U.S. about ‘educational authoritarianism’ -- from a Chinese scholar

A respected education scholar says U.S. reformers are drawing the wrong lessons from the success of China’s schools.

Principals: When is there too much choice?

Panel at D.C. Library explores whether efforts to improve public education in the city have been successful

How one middle school handled 136 unruly students

How one middle school handled 136 unruly students

School administrators made parents sign contracts.

Northeastern U. plugs its professional ties, not rankings

Private university in Boston has climbed sharply on U.S. News annual college list.

How to get girls more interested in STEM subjects

How to get girls more interested in STEM subjects

Female students are poorly represented in science, technology, engineering, and math courses offered online, just as they are scarce in STEM classes in brick-and-mortar schools.

Schools moving toward ‘BYOD’ with student technology

Schools moving toward ‘BYOD’ with student technology

School systems take steps toward ”Bring Your Own Device” policies, increasing classroom technology.

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Why admiring Chinese scores might hurt U.S. schools

While respect for teachers’ authority is often lauded, author argues that authoritarian culture stifles creativity.

Ohio State accord on sexual assault ends federal probe

The university resolves a civil rights investigation that began in 2010.

Chicago schools filthy with rodents, roaches, garbage — principals say

Chicago schools filthy with rodents, roaches, garbage — principals say

School system said it was trying to make schools cleaner and save millions of dollars.

Common Core: yes or no? A debate.

Common Core: yes or no? A debate.

Two argue for; two against. Read the back and forth.

Algebra exam failures led to reteaching for some students

Algebra exam failures led to reteaching for some students

More than 3,000 students who failed semester-end exams did not take advantage of summer programs.

Former education secretary Bill Bennett paid to praise Common Core to conservatives

Former education secretary Bill Bennett paid to praise Common Core to conservatives

Bennett says he has been following the Core controversy.

Maryland high school principal accused of bullying staff

Alleged ill treatment led to a $350,000 award in a discrimination lawsuit; other cases are pending.