Bowser opposes Gray’s D.C. school boundaries overhaul

(Melina Mara / The Washington Post)

Bowser says that if elected mayor, she would undo recently adopted plans; Catania asks for a delay.

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What new Common Core test scores really show

What new Common Core test scores really show

Not what reformers would have liked them to show.

District to lease four more school buildings to charters

Fletcher-Johnson, Gibbs, Mamie D. Lee and MC Terrell-McGogney will be available for bids this fall.

Prince George’s schools open with expanded programs

Prince George’s schools open with expanded programs

New this year are more full-day pre-K classes, language immersion and an international baccalaureate program.

Criminal investigation of Montgomery school board closed

Md. prosecutor found that members’ credit card use “does not rise to the level of criminal misconduct.”

Bowser opposes D.C. school boundaries plan; Catania calls for delay

Bowser opposes D.C. school boundaries plan; Catania calls for delay

The plan would “exacerbate educational inequality,” Bowser says.

Pediatricians call for teenagers to get more sleep

A new statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics said high schools should start after 8:30 a.m.

School district bans classroom discussion on Michael Brown, Ferguson

School district bans classroom discussion on Michael Brown, Ferguson

The superintendent says parents were complaining.

The problem with the ‘problem with tenure’ for teachers

The problem with the ‘problem with tenure’ for teachers

A veteran teacher analyzes some of the arguments against tenure.

School year begins in the District and Montgomery County

School year begins in the District and Montgomery County

D.C. students meet with push for fun in class; new school highlights Montgomery’s opening day.

School year opens in Montgomery with new initiatives

School year opened Monday with new technology initiative and new student code of conduct.

First-year teachers, battling nerves, prepare for school

First-year teachers, battling nerves, prepare for school

Hundreds of new teachers prepare for first day of classes in Prince George’s and Fairfax counties.

More money to pay for school breakfasts in Maryland

Maryland Meals for Achievement Program will be given to 481 schools.

D.C. school year starts with a dance party at Eastern High

D.C. school year starts with a dance party at Eastern High

The Class of 2015 will be the first graduates of a redesigned school.

Superintendent tells parents what matters most — and it’s not Common Core

Superintendent tells parents what matters most — and it’s not Common Core

A school district leader sends home an unusual letter back-to-school letter to parents

U.S. doctors urge later school start times for teens

U.S. doctors urge later school start times for teens

A major pediatric health organization issues new policy statement.

Four UC schools are in top five in new university rankings

Washington Monthly seeks to rank schools not on selectivity but on how much good they do for the country.

First day of classes brings 202nd school to Montgomery

First day of classes brings 202nd school to Montgomery

Wilson Wims Elementary opens as county predicts record enrollment. D.C. students also go back Monday.

The 12 best ways to identify a good school

I wrote this list 14 years ago, and now I have some changes, particularly relating to test scores.

Sometimes the school down the block makes you nervous

Sometimes the school down the block makes you nervous

But that school still might be the best choice, Jay Mathews wrote in this education review story from 2000.

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Are the Success Academies really so successful?

Are the Success Academies really so successful?

What do standardized test scores really tell us?

Back-to-school stress: How to recognize it and help kids manage it

Back-to-school stress: How to recognize it and help kids manage it

The tell-tale signs, plus five ways to help kids deal with it themselves.

Every school should have this classroom door

Look at the picture.

Why teachers can’t ignore Ferguson as school begins

Why teachers can’t ignore Ferguson as school begins

A teacher explains why he believes it is an opportunity and a challenge for teachers to discuss in class what is happening in Ferguson.

Arlington considers school board appointment

The interim member would replace Noah Simon, who announced his resignation in July.

Judge smacks N.C. lawmakers, rules voucher scheme unconstitutional

Judge smacks N.C. lawmakers, rules voucher scheme unconstitutional

A judge says the N.C. Legislature ‘fails’ children with its program to use state money to fund private school education.

And now, final exams for kindergartners. Really.

And now, final exams for kindergartners. Really.

Read what’s going on in Florida.

Gray authorizes new D.C. school boundary policy

Gray authorizes new D.C. school boundary policy

The move caps a contentious 10-month process. About a third of public school students live in rezoned areas.