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Why Cuomo's school reform plans would make teaching a very high-risk career choice

Why Cuomo's school reform plans would make teaching a very high-risk career choice

He's got the wrong diagnosis -- and the wrong cure.

Who does the Montgomery County school board think it is working for?

Who does the Montgomery County school board think it is working for?

It is deciding the fate of Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr in secret. It can't pretend it is a secret 'personnel matter.'

U.Va. head: School to be national leader on campus safety

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan says her university will become a national leader on improving campus safety.

Va. middle school students participating in NASA challenge

Students at nine Virginia middle schools are participating in a NASA program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Bill to cut number of school tests fails in Senate committee

An attempt to reduce the number of required standardized tests taken by Virginia schoolchildren has failed in a Virginia Senate committee.

Arlington schools officials urge students to #keepitclean on Twitter

After a series of vulgar tweets targeting Arlington schools, officials urge students to keep it civil on Twitter.

Md. bill would put armed police officer in every school

A mass school shooting in Maryland is a matter of when, not if, a state lawmaker said as he renewed his proposal to put an armed officer in every public school.

How school reform has failed the test

How school reform has failed the test

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.

Police: school safe after bomb threat, students return

School officials say Winters Mill High School students are returning to campus after police determined the area was safe following an early morning bomb threat.

Norfolk State leader says school addressing problems

Norfolk State University interim President Eddie Moore Jr. says the school is addressing problems that led to it being put on probation.

Tazewell County school bus driver faces DUI charge

A Tazewell County school bus driver faces drunken driving and endangerment charges.

Va. Senate votes to rein in seclusion, restraint in schools

The Virginia Senate wants to rein in seclusion and restraint used as disciplinary measures in public schools.

'School is closed (cause it snowed so much last night)' — A (frozen) video

The video from a school in Rhode Island is going viral.

Why a 7-year-old named Rex gets sad and nervous at school

Why a 7-year-old named Rex gets sad and nervous at school

'I hate the new reading test that we have to take in second grade'

Va. Senate votes to rein in seclusion, restraint in schools

The Virginia Senate wants to rein in seclusion and restraint used as disciplinary measures in public schools.

Snow forces many Virginia schools to close

A winter storm dumped an inch or two of snow across much of central and eastern Virginia, forcing many schools to close.

Snow creates problems with slick roads, flight delays, water main breaks, school closures

Crash on I-270 in Montgomery closes road there, water main breaks lead to other road closures. Snow causes train and airline delays.

School superintendent writes 'warning' letter on PARCC Common Core test

School superintendent writes 'warning' letter on PARCC Common Core test

The head of Winnetka schools in Illinois raises questions about PARCC in open letter to parents, community members and staff.

Further reduction in school tests advances in Va. Senate

A further reduction in high-stakes standardized tests taken by Virginia schoolchildren is advancing in the Virginia Senate.

Pyramid concerts unite singing groups from Patriot High and its feeder schools

Pyramid concerts unite singing groups from Patriot High and its feeder schools

The events at the Prince William County high school will include students from several schools.

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