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Actress/activist Ruby Dee dies at 91
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Big change to frequent flyer programs
My sister inspired The Fault in Our Stars
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Aaron C. Davis, Michael Alison Chandler and Mike DeBonis
Bowser says that if elected mayor, she would undo recently adopted plans; Catania asks for a delay.
The Answer Sheet
Not what reformers would have liked them to show.
Michael Alison Chandler
Fletcher-Johnson, Gibbs, Mamie D. Lee and MC Terrell-McGogney will be available for bids this fall.
New this year are more full-day pre-K classes, language immersion and an international baccalaureate program.
Donna St. George
Md. prosecutor found that members’ credit card use “does not rise to the level of criminal misconduct.”
The plan would “exacerbate educational inequality,” Bowser says.
T. Rees Shapiro
A new statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics said high schools should start after 8:30 a.m.
The superintendent says parents were complaining.
A veteran teacher analyzes some of the arguments against tenure.
Michael Alison Chandler and Donna St. George
D.C. students meet with push for fun in class; new school highlights Montgomery’s opening day.
School year opened Monday with new technology initiative and new student code of conduct.
Ovetta Wiggins and T. Rees Shapiro
Hundreds of new teachers prepare for first day of classes in Prince George’s and Fairfax counties.
Maryland Meals for Achievement Program will be given to 481 schools.
The Class of 2015 will be the first graduates of a redesigned school.
A school district leader sends home an unusual letter back-to-school letter to parents
A major pediatric health organization issues new policy statement.
Washington Monthly seeks to rank schools not on selectivity but on how much good they do for the country.
Wilson Wims Elementary opens as county predicts record enrollment. D.C. students also go back Monday.
I wrote this list 14 years ago, and now I have some changes, particularly relating to test scores.
But that school still might be the best choice, Jay Mathews wrote in this education review story from 2000.
The new thing on Twitter
What do standardized test scores really tell us?
The tell-tale signs, plus five ways to help kids deal with it themselves.
Look at the picture.
A teacher explains why he believes it is an opportunity and a challenge for teachers to discuss in class what is happening in Ferguson.
In one tweet.
The interim member would replace Noah Simon, who announced his resignation in July.
A judge says the N.C. Legislature ‘fails’ children with its program to use state money to fund private school education.
Read what’s going on in Florida.
Michael Alison Chandler and Mike DeBonis
The move caps a contentious 10-month process. About a third of public school students live in rezoned areas.
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