Teachers’ union wants kindergarten assessments halted

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Md. teachers argue there are too many concerns about the test, such as loss of instruction, tech glitches.

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Principal at Va. charter school could get provisional license

Barbara Smith, who got credentials in Canada, has operated Middleburg Community Charter since August.

New chancellor named for Maryland public universities

Robert L. Caret will take over in July as chancellor of the University System of Maryland

Largo High students perform at the Kennedy Center

Largo High students perform at the Kennedy Center

Students offer their spin on a Christmas classic: “A Christmas Story as told by Largo High School.”

Students deliver wish list to school board. There’s one item on it.

Students deliver wish list to school board. There’s one item on it.

Students ask Pittsburgh School Board to restore cuts to arts education.

Student says of Hopkins mistake: 2nd rejection was worse

Student says of Hopkins mistake: 2nd rejection was worse

Culpeper County student was one of 294 rejected or deferred applicants who got a mistaken welcome e-mail.

Montgomery County to probe handling of abuse allegations

Montgomery committee to examine school incidents in Germantown and Damascus among broader issues.

E-mail text: The Johns Hopkins admissions misfire

E-mail text: The Johns Hopkins admissions misfire

Here is the sequence of communication from Johns Hopkins University to Sam Stephenson.

How not to bomb the dreaded college application essay

How not to bomb the dreaded college application essay

How one high school senior approached her essay with help from her counselor. Plus tips on what to do and what not to do when writing the essay.

Sororities call U-Va. freeze a ‘violation’ of student rights

Sororities call U-Va. freeze a ‘violation’ of student rights

National Panhellenic Conference statement says Greek system not tone deaf to sexual assault.

D.C. Board might vote early on graduation requirements

Proposed regulations that would create alternate paths to graduation are still open for public comment.

Johns Hopkins mistakenly tells 294 they are admitted

Johns Hopkins mistakenly tells 294 they are admitted

The applicants to the elite school received the good — but erroneous — news after being informed earlier they had not been accepted.

D.C. judge dismisses 18-year-old special education lawsuit

D.C. judge dismisses 18-year-old special education lawsuit

The ruling ends oversight of how administrators respond to families of children with disabilities.

Howard County to decide on school holiday requests

Howard parents and students urge that professional day be set to coincide with Lunar New Year.

Teachers’ union wants kindergarten assessments halted

Teachers’ union wants kindergarten assessments halted

Md. teachers argue there are too many concerns about the test, such as loss of instruction, tech glitches.

D.C. Charter board moves to revoke charter for CAPCS

School’s founder charged with diverting millions to private management company for private gain

Colleges often won’t expel students for sexual violence

Colleges often won’t expel students for sexual violence

The University of Virginia hasn’t dismissed anyone in the past decade for sexual misconduct.

Maryland official wants charter to be a contract school

Idea raises a number of questions, including basic ones such as: What is a contract school?

Jennifer Niles is D.C.’s next deputy mayor for education

The charter school founder said she will work to improve collaboration across sectors.

Harvard’s president wary of federal college ratings

Harvard’s president wary of federal college ratings

Drew Gilpin Faust talks with The Post about federal ratings, campus sexual assault, and more.

Teach For America recruitment could fall short by 25 percent or more

Teach For America  recruitment could fall short by 25 percent or more

Teach For America, TFA, TFA recruitment,

D.C. seeks flexibility in granting high school diplomas

D.C. seeks flexibility in granting high school diplomas

A proposal would move the city away from century-old reliance on seat time, giving students other options.

Why some D.C. charters have more white students

Why some D.C. charters have more white students

Some parents who don’t get into a top-performing middle school look for nearby alternatives.

A teacher’s open letter to Congress: What kids need two years after Sandy Hook

A teacher’s open letter to Congress: What kids need two years after Sandy Hook

‘The new normal for many of America’s children is anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder because they live with the daily fear and the real possibility of being injured or killed by a gun. For some, the feeling is merely background noise like, ‘look both ways before crossing the street, and be careful because some lunatic with a gun could kill me in school’. For others it’s a 50-piece marching band parading through their head because now, not only are their neighborhoods and homes not safe from gun violence, their schools—the one place where many gained respite—are perceived unsafe, too.’

What Arne Duncan’s new senior adviser did to N.Y. schools

What Arne Duncan’s new senior adviser did to N.Y. schools

What he did and what he didn’t.

Major charter researcher causes stir with comments about market-based education

Major charter researcher causes stir with comments about market-based education

The comments are interesting to both sides in the education reform debate.

D.C. Wilson High principal: I lost job because of student test scores

D.C. Wilson High principal: I lost job because of student test scores

Peter Cahall, who received national attention when he came out as gay, sent a letter to the city council defending his record.

Poor schools in Va. hit harder by funding cuts, study says

The report by the Commonwealth Institute said poor school divisions saw larger drops in state funding.