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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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.

Fairfax schools chief Garza gets drenched for charity

Fairfax schools chief Garza gets drenched for charity

Fairfax schools chief Karen Garza is among the latest to take part in the viral ALS ice bucket challenge.

First-day Montgomery enrollment on track for record year

School planners say first day enrollment was 154,417 in the fast-growing Maryland district.

Shining Stars under-enrolled after scramble for location

Lease negotiations broke down twice this summer before the D.C. charter school found a home.

Arlington ninth-graders to get MacBook Air computers

Pilot program is part of a school district goal to give every student a computer by 2017.

Assistant principal who secretly changed son’s grades gets $7,000 fine

Assistant principal who secretly changed son’s grades gets $7,000 fine

Education officials are said to be ‘pondering’ what to do with him. Really?

Florida county opts out of all state-mandated testing in ‘act of civil disobedience’

Florida county opts out of all state-mandated testing in ‘act of civil disobedience’

It’s the first county in the state to do it -- and it could lead to other districts following suit.

Howard University’s Kathmandu connection

Howard University’s Kathmandu connection

Nepal emerges as a top source of foreign students at Howard, reflecting globalization of higher education.

New York teacher tenure cases likely to consolidate

New York teacher tenure cases likely to consolidate

Ex-CNN anchor Campbell Brown and a New York parents advocacy group have filed similar lawsuits.

Va. reading scores remain stagnant on harder state tests

Va. reading scores remain stagnant on harder state tests

Virginia students overall saw modest math gains; more than half of state’s districts saw drop in writing exams.

Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues Obama over Common Core

Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues Obama over Common Core

Jindal argues that states were illegally coerced to adopt national academic standards.

Head Start grantees flagged for quality concerns state-by-state

About 370 grantees across the country have had to compete for new funds

U-Md. student tapped for system’s Board of Regents seat

U-Md. student tapped for system’s Board of Regents seat

As a teen, Raaheela Ahmed, 21, nearly defeated the then-chairman of the Prince George’s school board.

The quote that reveals how corporate school reformers really view students

The quote that reveals how corporate school reformers really view students

It tells you exactly what they think about the purpose of education.

Maryland education board president starts third term

Charlene Dukes begins her third year as the state prepares for Common Core-based assessments.

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.