Oklahoma loses, Indiana wins federal education waiver

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Okla. governor blasts Education Department as coercive; feds say state isn’t preparing students.

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Anne Arundel County officials catch cat that closed school

Anne Arundel County officials catch cat that closed school

A spokesman said the cat was hiding in a supply closet at Richard Henry Lee Elementary School.

Back to school 2014-15 -- by the numbers

Back to school 2014-15 -- by the numbers

How many students, teachers, districts, etc.

Frequently absent students score lower on NAEP

One in five students who took the national test in 2013 reported missing three or more days in previous month.

Policymakers say STEM education produces innovation

Policymakers say STEM education produces innovation

Despite report that most STEM graduates don’t go into related jobs, many think it is a solid foundation.

In search of a new conversation about public schools

New nonprofit Education Post seeks to take the sting out of national conversations about school reform.

New academic year brings changes for Virginia schools

New academic year brings changes for Virginia schools

As nearly 400,000 students in D.C.’s Virginia suburbs start school, Fairfax focuses on “portrait of a graduate.”

Olney mourns Sherwood student killed in teen car crash

Olney mourns Sherwood student killed in teen car crash

A 15-year-old was killed and two other Sherwood High School students hurt in weekend crash.

Sharptown Colored School reopens as community center

Sharptown Colored School reopens as community center

The San Domingo, Maryland, building opened in 1919 as a Rosenwald school for African American children.

Why one school system is dropping Teach For America

Why one school system is dropping Teach For America

Board members expressed concerns.

Security measures increase as schools open for new year

Security measures increase as schools open for new year

Schools are equipped with buzzer systems, cameras and uniformed officers after Newtown shootings.

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Is Massachusetts really No. 1 in schools? Maybe not.

Is Massachusetts really No. 1 in schools? Maybe not.

The Bay State’s best schools do a bad job of challenging average students with tough courses.

SAT/ACT tutoring: $1,500 for 90 minutes. And 14 sessions are required. Really.

SAT/ACT tutoring: $1,500 for 90 minutes. And 14 sessions are required. Really.

The tutor is in New York, and he’s very busy.

Montgomery County warns of whooping cough in schools

Four schools have 12 confirmed or suspected cases of pertussis, a highly contagious disease.

U.S. colleges will screen some students for Ebola

U.S. colleges will screen some students for Ebola

For many U.S. college students arriving from West Africa, this year’s “back to school” routine will include a screening for Ebola.

Private school players kicked off Wilson High football team

Private school players kicked off Wilson High football team

Two students at school for students with disabilities told they can’t play because they pay for private school.

Calif. teacher tenure case spices up superintendent race

Tom Torlakson seeks to appeal tenure ruling, siding with teachers unions; rival sides with plaintiffs.

Ex-GWU president faces uproar over sex assault remark

Ex-GWU president faces uproar over sex assault remark

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said he did not mean to imply drunken women should be blamed if raped.

Prince George’s revises its student appeal process

Decisions on serious discipline cases must be made within 10 days.

Cat closes Glen Burnie elementary school

A spokesman said animal control officials put out traps for the cat, who was spotted inside the school.

Asian cities fuel surge of foreign students to U.S. colleges

Asian cities fuel surge of foreign students to U.S. colleges

Report shows links between global cities and U.S. universities through analysis of student visa data.

Does ‘restorative justice’ in campus sexual assault cases make sense?

Does ‘restorative justice’ in campus sexual assault cases make sense?

What are the most effective ways for schools to handle sexual assault cases and help the victims?

State education board slams Obama administration’s testing policies

State education board slams Obama administration’s testing policies

The state Board of Education of Vermont passes a tough resolution.

‘We have a message for you, Secretary Arne Duncan’

‘We have a message for you, Secretary Arne Duncan’

Washingtonians are reacting to the U.S. Education Department’s decision to yank the state’s NCLB waiver. Watch the video.

Charter school to eliminate recess to shorten day

Parents oppose the move at a Prince George’s middle school, saying kids should have downtime to socialize.

Montgomery County teacher a finalist for statewide award

Montgomery County teacher a finalist for statewide award

Jane Lindsay, of John Poole Middle, selected as one of seven finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year.

Oklahoma loses, Indiana wins federal education waiver

Oklahoma loses, Indiana wins federal education waiver

Okla. governor blasts Education Department as coercive; feds say state isn’t preparing students.

U-Va. says most staff must disclose sex assault reports

U-Va. says most staff must disclose sex assault reports

Most employees at University of Virginia will not be allowed to keep reports from students confidential.