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Maryland School Assessment scores drop

Maryland education officials say students' scores on a statewide reading and math test made an expected drop across the board as the state transitions to new national learning standards.

Police investigating human remains found at school

Police in Washington are investigating after construction workers unearthed what appear to be human remains while doing work at an elementary school in Georgetown.

Fire burns middle school in Waldorf

Authorities in Charles County say a fire has burned a number of classroom trailers at a public middle school in Waldorf.

Why so many kids can't sit still in school today

Why so many kids can't sit still in school today

A pediatric occupational therapist says schools keep kids in their chairs far too long.

Charter school 'cannibalism'?

Charter school 'cannibalism'?

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson makes her most pointed criticism to date of 'haphazard' charter expansion.

Richmond schools achieve accessibility standards

Richmond Public Schools has achieved full compliance with federal building accessibility standards.

DC schools chancellor questions charter planning

District of Columbia schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson says better planning is needed to prevent a "cannibalistic environment" between charter schools and traditional public schools.

Va., W.Va., Md. schools advancing urban forestry

A multistate team from universities in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland are working to advance the profession of urban forestry.

New Loudoun school superintendent takes the helm

New Loudoun school superintendent takes the helm

Eric Williams sworn in Monday as Loudoun's seventh superintendent.

Board OKs hiring of W.Va. schools superintendent

The West Virginia Board of Education has approved hiring Michael Martirano to serve as the state's next schools superintendent.

3 charged in Richlands school bus theft

Three people face charges stemming from the theft of a school bus in Richlands.

US schools develop a nicer version of gym class

The cavernous gymnasium at Patriot High School can be intimidating for 15-year-old Kristin Ansah. When students break out the hockey sticks before gym class, she ducks for cover.

Standard & Poor's rates outlook for charter school sector as 'negative'

A new report says many schools are struggling with funding.

New driver crashes into Loudoun County High School

Police did not know whether the teenager had a permit.

Silver Spring investigators comb scene of National Children's Center school fire

Fire officials said the school's two-story building was ablaze Wednesday morning.

Major probe of Michigan charter schools finds wasteful spending, little accountability

The Detroit Free Press does a year-long investigation that finds charter schools in Michigan spend $1 billion a year with little accountability.

Retiring Loudoun school superintendent says funding will be successor's biggest challenge

Retiring Loudoun school superintendent says funding will be successor's biggest challenge

Q&A with outgoing Loudoun County School Superintendent Edgar B. Hatrick III

Northwestern's journalism school misspells its name on 2014 diploma

Here's a picture showing the word that got messed up.

From Redskins to Redhawks: Why one Washington high school changed team name after 88 years

From Redskins to Redhawks: Why one Washington high school changed team name after 88 years

What this team did and why could be a template for any other team looking to find its way out of a Redskins controversy.

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