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Several teens arrested after fight at Arundel High School

Several teenagers have been arrested after a large fight at Arundel High School in Gambrills that put the school on lock down.

Congressional probe of Wisconsin school voucher program sought

Congressional probe of Wisconsin school voucher program sought

Read the letter that spells out the issues, including whether the program really helps improve academic achievement, as it promised to do when it was created.

DC mayor to break ground on school renovation

With less than two weeks left in his term, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is still launching new school construction projects.

Prince William County to open schools before Labor Day

The Prince William County school board has voted to approve a new school calendar that will have classes starting before Labor Day next year.

Water issues force 3 DC public schools to close Thursday

Water contamination in a section of northwest Washington is forcing three District of Columbia public schools to close for students and staff.

Students deliver wish list to school board. There's one item on it.

Students deliver wish list to school board. There's one item on it.

Students ask Pittsburgh School Board to restore cuts to arts education.

10-year-old tells school board: 'I love to read… I love to do math. But I don't love the PARCC. Why? Because it stinks.'

10-year-old tells school board: 'I love to read… I love to do math. But I don't love the PARCC. Why? Because it stinks.'

Fourth grader testifies about Common Core test to school board.

Playgrounds may be included when Loudoun builds future elementary schools

Loudoun County officials agree to consider publicly funded school playgrounds.

DC officials celebrate completion of new school

District of Columbia officials have cut the ribbon on a new middle school that will focus on world languages and the arts.

What Arne Duncan's new senior adviser did to N.Y. schools

What Arne Duncan's new senior adviser did to N.Y. schools

What he did and what he didn't.

Virginia school surplus item giveaway ends quickly

A giveaway of surplus furniture from an old school building in Vinton turned out to be pretty popular.

Major charter researcher causes stir with comments about market-based school reform

Major charter researcher causes stir with comments about market-based school reform

The comments are interesting to both sides in the education reform debate.

2 Va. elementary schools earn national distinction

Two Virginia elementary schools are being recognized for their achievements.

The no-judgment, no-grades way one middle school is teaching girls to code

The no-judgment, no-grades way one middle school is teaching girls to code

At a girls-only coding hour, middle schoolers discover "geeky" is cool.

An eye-opening description of one state's failed school funding system

An eye-opening description of one state's failed school funding system

'Pennsylvania's system of funding schools is a failure by every criterion: equity, adequacy, predictability, fairness.'

Ohio board votes to allow schools to drop nurses, counselors, arts teachers

Ohio board votes to allow schools to drop nurses, counselors, arts teachers

Opponents fear schools could wind up without nurses or counselors.

Police say gun report at school was a hoax

Baltimore County police say a report of a person with a gun inside a high school was a hoax.

Gloucester board: School restrooms gender-specific

The Gloucester County School Board has designated school restrooms as specific to students' biological genders in response to complaints about a transgender student's use of the boys' restroom at Gloucester High School.

The alarming number of school shootings since 2012 killings in Newtown

Nearly one every week, according to a new analysis. Here's the map.

Northern Virginia school lockdown lifted

Police in northern Virginia say a school lockdown was lifted after a report of a possible gunman turned out to be a student with headphones.

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