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Ex-Va. boarding school director convicted

A former program director at a faith-based boarding school for troubled teens in Virginia has been convicted of sexual battery.

Mystery cat closes Anne Arundel elementary school

Richard Henry Lee Elementary closes for the day after a cat shows up in class and then eludes capture.

Loudoun Valley High School fires varsity football coach Danny McGrath

Loudoun Valley High School fires varsity football coach Danny McGrath

Danny McGrath - who led the Vikings to the state semifinals last year - had raised player safety issues with the administration.

Prince George's charter school to end recess

A Prince George's County charter school will end recess in an effort to short its academic day.

GOP nominees in W.Va., Va. bet on high school game

Republican nominees for U.S. Senate from Virginia and West Virginia have made a friendly wager on the outcome of a high school football game between schools from their states.

2 former Wicomico school employees to file suit

Two former Wicomico County public school employees have filed a lawsuit against the Board of Education, alleging gender discrimination.

The quote that reveals how at least one corporate school reformer really views students

The quote that reveals how at least one corporate school reformer really views students

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

Pr. William schedules community meeting on proposed school transportation center

Pr. William schedules community meeting on proposed school transportation center

Meeting will allow public, school officials to discuss facility planned for northwest of Manassas battlefield.

School district bans classroom discussion on Michael Brown, Ferguson

School district bans classroom discussion on Michael Brown, Ferguson

The superintendent says parents were complaining.

'Is it winter break yet?' and other first-day-of-school tweets

Laugh. Wince.

School Board, new superintendent start budget talks early

New Superintendent Eric Williams offers preliminary budget outlook for fiscal 2016.

U.S. doctors urge later school start times for teens

U.S. doctors urge later school start times for teens

A major pediatric health organization issues new policy statement.

Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.

Md. adds $6.9 million to school lunch program

The Maryland State Department of Education says it's awarding $6.9 million in state funds to 481 schools to supplement a federal school-breakfast program.

Back-to-school stress: How to recognize it and help kids manage it

Back-to-school stress: How to recognize it and help kids manage it

The tell-tale signs, plus five ways to help kids deal with it themselves.

Every school should have this classroom door

Look at the picture.

DC holding school beautification day

Officials say nearly 5,000 volunteers are set to spruce up District of Columbia public schools ahead of the first day of class.

Why teachers can't ignore Ferguson as school begins

Why teachers can't ignore Ferguson as school begins

A teacher explains why he believes it is an opportunity and a challenge for teachers to discuss in class what is happening in Ferguson.

Judge smacks N.C. lawmakers, rules school vouchers unconstitutional

Judge smacks N.C. lawmakers, rules school vouchers unconstitutional

A judge says the N.C. Legislature 'fails' children with its program to use state money to fund private school education.

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