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Va. AG: School boards can ban discrimination against gays

Local school boards in Virginia have authority to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-discrimination policies, according to the state's attorney general.

Va. AG: School boards can ban discrimination against gays

Virginia's attorney general says local school boards can include sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-discrimination policies.

What is the Montgomery County school district thinking? (update)

What is the Montgomery County school district thinking? (update)

With a storm approaching, why Moco is the holdout in closing schools for March 5, 2015.

Ice melt flies off the shelves as road crews, schools prepare for snowstorm

Ice melt flies off the shelves as road crews, schools prepare for snowstorm

Four to 10 inches of snow expected across the region.

New York City, nation's largest school district, adds two Muslim holidays to academic calendar

New York City, nation's largest school district, adds two Muslim holidays to academic calendar

The New York City school district will close one day next September and again for a day during summer school in 2016.

Schools facing investigations on sexual violence: Now more than 100

Schools facing investigations on sexual violence: Now more than 100

Four universities join list of those under federal investigation related to sexual violence reports, pushing total past 100.

Hogan takes part in Nonpublic Schools Advocacy Day

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday urged approval of a tax credit for businesses that donate money to support education, but opponents say the proposal raises questions about whether state tax money should go to religious schools.

Another American high school battles over its Redskins nickname

Another American high school battles over its Redskins nickname

Prompted by the national debate over the Washington Redskins name, a New York school held a community meeting Tuesday night to debate whether it should change its mascot.

A stunning reversal on charter schools

A stunning reversal on charter schools

From David Hornbeck, a former Maryland State Superintendent who was also superintendent of Philadelphia schools.

Hogan to take part in Nonpublic Schools Advocacy Day

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is taking part in Nonpublic Schools Advocacy Day.

Pepper spray in District school sends students to hospitals

A roundup of news from the Washington region.

High school teacher guilty of sex offenses with 2 students

A high school mathematics teacher in western Maryland has pleaded guilty to sex offenses involving two female students.

Schools warn they may close early with wintry mix predicted for Tuesday

Schools warn they may close early with wintry mix predicted for Tuesday

Forecasters have called for snow, sleet and freezing rain to hit in the afternoon.

School police officer charged with assaulting students

Prosecutors in Baltimore say a grand jury has indicted a city school police officer, charging her with assaulting three middle school students.

Richmond school officials apologize for student search

Richmond school officials have apologized for a 2013 search of several Hispanic students at a high school.

Comptroller to visit site of new Frederick High School

Comptroller Peter Franchot is scheduled to tour the site of the new Frederick High School.

Big Ten schools stage an in-your-face take on rape, drinking and social media

Big Ten schools stage an in-your-face take on rape, drinking and social media

Big Ten schools use a play about a gang rape to open a dialogue about painful topics.

Think school is tough now? Here's what it was like at the turn of the 20th century.

Think school is tough now? Here's what it was like at the turn of the 20th century.

As a school district examines the use of a historic building, it also examines life for students in the early 1900s.

Schools reschedule Dr. Seuss's birthday fests so kids can take Common Core tests

Schools reschedule Dr. Seuss's birthday fests so kids can take Common Core tests

Common Core testing season begins.

At budget hearings, Loudoun residents rally for fully funded schools

Dozens of speakers demand more money for education - even if that means higher taxes.

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

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