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Next Step graduate Guillermo Romero.
Michael Alison Chandler
Maryland and 12 other states already grant GED diplomas; District considering move to help test takers.
The Answer Sheet
Universal full-day kindergarten has come under scrutiny as the board searches for savings.
Read the state superintendent’s letter about opting out.
National sorority leaders respond to outcry at the University of Virginia, saying people are missing the point.
President Teresa A. Sullivan uses the university’s Rotunda restoration as a metaphor.
He’s got the wrong diagnosis -- and the wrong cure.
The request includes millions of dollars to fix crumbling schools and expand Internet access.
Donna St. George
School Board President Patricia O’Neill issues statement saying public will be informed of steps.
It is deciding the fate of Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr in secret. It can’t pretend it is a secret ‘personnel matter.’
A CEO argues that smaller companies can’t afford to recruit on campus, and college career counseling isn’t doing enough to show graduates where the jobs are
Shifts in school renovation funding cast District projects into doubt.
Donna St. George and Bill Turque
Contract renewal being discussed, Joshua Starr wrote a five-page memo on his accomplishments and vision.
Nick Anderson and Susan Svrluga
Ivy League school in New Hampshire moves to internal residential communities, works to rein in drinking, hazing, other ‘extreme behavior’.
Cheating problems with the SAT overseas continue.
National sorority leaders who unanimously urged their members at UVa to avoid fraternity events Saturday stand firm despite outcry from students
Hybrid approach would keep annual K-12 tests for U.S. students, but most of them wouldn’t count for much.
He supports local control of assessments and his spokesman indicated that he would like to hit the ‘pause’ button. But can he?
Where there isn’t money, there is excessive testing, lack of options and struggles.
A student responded to the order to stay home on fraternities’ bid night.
Jeffrey J. Selingo
Job licensing fees have lined state coffers, but are they also a barrier to employment and a source of rising college costs?
After a series of vulgar tweets targeting Arlington schools, officials urge students to keep it civil on Twitter.
Downturn in 2011 and 2012 came amid recession-battered state budgets, waning stimulus funds.
National sorority leaders told UVa sorority sisters to avoid fraternity parties Saturday night for their own safety
Joshua P. Starr’s future with system is uncertain; school board meets but takes no action on contract renewal.
Scholar Mike Rose examines and dismantles the assumptions about teaching and learning that underlie reforms such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top.
The Ward 5 Council member reintroduced the bill to increase sports participation for girls.
‘Forcing phonics-based reading on kindergartners as a standard they must all meet to be on the path toward college and career readiness is counterproductive because it’s developmentally inappropriate for many 5-year-olds. ‘
4 board members oppose renewing Superintendent Joshua P. Starr’s contract, 2 county officials say.
The edict “perpetuates the idea that women are inferior, sexual objects,” a petition opposing it says.
The Caps and Wizards owner is taking over D.C. CAP, succeeding former Post chairman Don Graham.
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