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Carroll school counseling cuts considered

A proposal to eliminate some counseling jobs in Carroll County public schools is running into opposition.

Va. honors 2 schools for black students

Two former Rosenwald schools in Virginia are being recognized for their education of young black students.

So long to the neighborhood school?

So long to the neighborhood school?

Mayor Vincent C. Gray's effort to change school boundaries and enrollment policies would accelerate trends long underway.

Frequent school moves can harm children's mental health -- study

Frequent school moves can harm children's mental health -- study

Researchers say youngsters who move a lot may have an increased risk of developing psychotic symptoms by the preteen years.

Proposals on DC school boundaries prompt debate

Mayor Vincent Gray's proposals to overhaul D.C. public school boundaries are spurring debate over whether the city is ready to give up neighborhood-based schools.

The new school reform model: 'dumping the losers'

The new school reform model: 'dumping the losers'

That's what the 'portfolio model' does.

Md. school principal pleads guilty to $2M fraud

Baltimore public school officials say they have accepted the resignation of a high school principal who pleaded guilty in Georgia to stealing nearly $2 million in federal children's nutrition funds.

What does Jeb Bush call public schools? (Hint: not 'public schools')

What does Jeb Bush call public schools? (Hint: not 'public schools')

School districts are not school districts. They are government-run monopolies run by unions.

Four small schools in Loudoun are again facing the threat of being closed

Four small schools in Loudoun are again facing the threat of being closed

The School Board will host a public hearing to address the possible closure of four community schools.

Coalition of 114 education groups: Ryan 2015 budget would 'devastate' schools

The organizations say it will do irreparable harm to public education.

'Dear public school teachers: we are sorry'

'Dear public school teachers: we are sorry'

An open letter from a New Jersey parent.

Chicago charters do no better than traditional public schools, new study finds

Chicago charters do no better than traditional public schools, new study finds

The results are especially interesting in light of the big push Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made to increase the number of charters.

Police: Child hit by drifting school bus

Prince George's County police say several children were injured when a school bus drifted across a road in Beltsville and into a bus stop.

The one thing I sort of like about 2014 Most Challenging High Schools list

The one thing I sort of like about 2014 Most Challenging High Schools list

The new lists are out -- and so is my critique.

Officials say fire at Manassas middle school was arson

The fire in the bathroom at Metz Middle School caused $20,000 of damage, officials say.

Loudoun Co. considers closing 4 schools

Loudoun County school officials will consider closing four small schools in the western part of the county to help close a budget gap.

Loudoun County Public Schools considering closing Aldie, Lincoln and other small schools

Both sides can make their case on April 21.

Is testing taking over our schools? An entire faculty answers

Is testing taking over our schools? An entire faculty answers

Teachers say no.

10 things wrong with what kids learn in school

10 things wrong with what kids learn in school

The curriculum is the problem.

Case study: How politicians ignore parents on school reform

Case study: How politicians ignore parents on school reform

How New York Gov. Cuomo and the state legislature blew it on reform bill.

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Jay Mathews ranks America's high schools for 2011 using the Challenge Index.

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