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2014 World University Rankings: ‘Worrying evidence’ of U.S. decline?

The U.S. has 74 of the top 200 spots, but that is a drop from last year. Should we be concerned?

Audit begins of Prince George’s County school system

Audit begins of Prince George’s County school system

Investigation ordered after state said former CFO committed insurance fraud regarding wedding ring.

U.S. Education Dept. issues guidance on racial disparity

U.S. Education Dept. issues guidance on racial disparity

Guidance issued Wednesday reminds U.S. schools of requirement for equity among nation’s students.

College Board says it ‘revised’ controversial AP U.S. history framework

College Board says it ‘revised’ controversial AP U.S. history framework

For weeks, the AP U.S. history course based on a newly revised “framework” for teachers has been the target of intense criticism from conservatives.

Creator of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory launches new project on successful education

Creator of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory launches new project on successful education

‘We need to encourage grit that is directed, honestly and publicly, to positive societal ends; and to unmask grit that has been mobilized in damaging directions, whether en route to a pointless war or to unfairly rewarded manipulators of facts, figures, and fuel fees.’

D.C. coalition pushes for stronger neighborhood schools

Education activists urge better coordination with charter schools and more resources for poor schools.

D.C. charter schools come in first in new quality ranking

Report is first effort to rank charter school performance in growth, innovation and academic results

UMUC cybersecurity team wins international event

UMUC cybersecurity team wins international event

Cyber Padawans, as the university’s squad is known, captures first place in Global CyberLympics.

How teachers sometimes fool themselves

How teachers sometimes fool themselves

When what seems to be progressive instruction really isn’t.

D.C. chancellor: Schools on track to progress

D.C. chancellor: Schools on track to progress

“We know what we need to do, and we have what it takes to get it done,” Kaya Henderson said Tuesday.

Schools report finds large gap in MoCo diversity

Montgomery County report: Students of color make up two-thirds of enrollment; most teachers are white.

Five public and private schools in D.C. area get top honor

They have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

What is a STEM occupation?

What is a STEM occupation?

The list.

D.C. teachers makes no endorsement in mayor’s race

WTU president says they want to work more closely with the next administration — whoever wins.

New group fights cellphone towers on school property

The Maryland Coalition Against Celltowers on School Grounds is part of a coordinated grass-roots effort.

Ben Carson: New AP U.S. history course will make kids want to ‘sign up for ISIS’

Ben Carson: New AP U.S. history course will make kids want to ‘sign up for ISIS’

The new course framework has come under strong attack by conservatives.

Prince George’s County reduces printers in schools

Teachers complain about losing instructional time as number of printers decreases by 56 percent.

Arrest in U-Va. case provides lead in ’09 slaying of student

Arrest in U-Va. case provides lead in ’09 slaying of student

Va. Tech’s Morgan Harrington vanished from a concert.

Charter takeovers offer families stability, and culture clash

Charter takeovers offer families stability, and culture clash

New approach offers a solution for communities whose schools must close: A different operator steps in.

Montgomery’s school board campaign under way

Montgomery school board candidates to come together Monday at forum in Rockville.

Are these the best and worst states for teachers?

Are these the best and worst states for teachers?

What data should be included in such a ranking?

Special education, ESL students in D.C. among least likely to graduate

Special education, ESL students in D.C. among least likely to graduate

Students with autism, emotional disabilities, intellectual disabilities -- and those learning English in high school -- all have a 50 percent or lower chance of graduating.

Need proof that a degree is worth it? Check out these high-paying majors.

Need proof that a degree is worth it? Check out these high-paying majors.

Research shows that earnings are higher for college grads. But some majors pay a lot more than others.

What it’s like to graduate from college with the lowest-paying major

What it’s like to graduate from college with the lowest-paying major

Early childhood education grads earn an average of just $27,000, often restricting the profession to the privileged.

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Should parents say no to too much homework?

It might be tough to do in high school, but elementary school is a good place to practice restraint.

How much time will new Common Core tests take to complete? A lot.

How much time will new Common Core tests take to complete? A lot.

New guidance on testing times for the PARCC exam is released and one teacher shows how many hours that will eat up at his school.

Why college freshmen need to take Emotions 101

Why college freshmen need to take Emotions 101

Too many young people are emotionally struggling and need help, experts say.

Colorado school district votes to opt most students out of Common Core testing

Colorado school district votes to opt most students out of Common Core testing

It’s the first district in the Rocky Mountain State and one of the first in the country to do so.