Back-to-school resources

What to expect in the Washington area schools during the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Aug 16, 2014

Read The Washington Post’s detailed coverage of all the colleges and universities in the Washington area.

By Nick Anderson

  • Aug 15, 2014
Back-to-school news

High school applications are an increasingly complex and competitive process for District families.

By Michael Alison Chandler

  • Sep 5, 2014

Bailey’s Upper Elementary, the newest school in Fairfax County, is a 5-story former office complex.

By T. Rees Shapiro, Michael Alison Chandler

  • Sep 2, 2014

How many students, teachers, districts, etc.

By Valerie Strauss

  • Sep 2, 2014

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

By Wesley Robinson

  • Sep 2, 2014

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

By Jay Mathews

  • Aug 31, 2014

New this year are more full-day pre-K classes, language immersion and an international baccalaureate program.

By Ovetta Wiggins

  • Aug 26, 2014

D.C. students meet with push for fun in class; new school highlights Montgomery’s opening day.

By Michael Alison Chandler, Donna St. George

  • Aug 26, 2014

Hundreds of new teachers prepare for first day of classes in Prince George’s and Fairfax counties.

By Ovetta Wiggins, T. Rees Shapiro

  • Aug 25, 2014

Maryland Meals for Achievement Program will be given to 481 schools.

By Ovetta Wiggins

  • Aug 25, 2014

The Class of 2015 will be the first graduates of a redesigned school.

By Michael Alison Chandler

  • Aug 25, 2014

I wrote this list 14 years ago, and now I have some changes, particularly relating to test scores.

By Jay Mathews

  • Aug 24, 2014

But that school still might be the best choice, Jay Mathews wrote in this education review story from 2000.

By Jay Mathews

  • Aug 24, 2014

Rock Ridge and St. Charles open this fall, but both football practice is already well underway.

  • Aug 24, 2014

One school is in Ashburn, the other Waldorf, but the Phoenix and Spartans face similar tests as they start their football programs from scratch.

By Jacqueline Kantor

  • Aug 24, 2014

The move caps a contentious 10-month process. About a third of public school students live in rezoned areas.

By Michael Alison Chandler, Mike DeBonis

  • Aug 22, 2014

Advice on organizing, parenting, nutrition, shopping and more.

By Margaret Ely

  • Aug 21, 2014

What parents can do to get their little scholars off to a good start.

By Amy Joyce

  • Aug 20, 2014

The meals that launched a million jokes have gotten serious about nutriion.

By Mari-Jane Williams

  • Aug 20, 2014

Start off the school year with one of these fun packs.

  • Aug 20, 2014

Experts offer suggestions to ease the transition to having lockers, multiple teachers and more responsibility.

By Mari-Jane Williams

  • Aug 20, 2014
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