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10 Virginia schools win US recognition

Ten Virginia schools are being honored by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

US: Va. school division lax on sex-harass reports

A federal investigation has concluded Norfolk's public schools have been negligent in handling sexual harassment complaints.

Colorado school district votes to opt most students out of Common Core testing

Colorado school district votes to opt most students out of Common Core testing

It's the first district in the Rocky Mountain State and one of the first in the country to do so.

US education secretary to volunteer at DC school

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be participating in volunteer activities meant to enhance environmental sustainability at a District of Columbia school.

Rain or sprinkling? This pre-school weather debate will warm your heart

Rain or sprinkling? This pre-school weather debate will warm your heart

It's nice to post a viral weather video that doesn't involve destruction, but rather an absolutely adorable argument between toddlers.

Va. awards $6m in school security grants

School security grants totaling $6 million have been awarded to 100 school divisions and six regional educational programs in Virginia.

Arlington approves installing school bus cameras

The Arlington County Board has voted to install video cameras on school buses to catch drivers who pass stopped buses as they pick up or drop off children.

Chicago mayor admits naming elite new school after Obama, his former boss, was a mistake

Chicago mayor admits naming elite new school after Obama, his former boss, was a mistake

The plan was dropped after it was strongly criticized. Here's why.

Cameras on Arlington school buses will catch drivers who fail to stop

Cameras on Arlington school buses will catch drivers who fail to stop

Starting next year, Arlington County Schools will equip school buses with video cameras to record the passing cars that fail to stop.

Virginia schools receive college prep grant

A $22 million federal grant will help nearly 6,000 Virginia seventh-graders prepare for college.

Montgomery County releases school-specific grade data for algebra final exams

Montgomery County released a school-by-school breakdown of performance on Algebra 1B final exams from last school year as officials examine why the system has had such high failure rates on the exams.

D.C. Council bill could force city schools to drop 'Indians' or 'Warriors' mascots

D.C. Council bill could force city schools to drop 'Indians' or 'Warriors' mascots

D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie, critic of Redskins name, says city must 'address the offensive team names in our own backyard.'

Prince George's County schools CFO resigns

The chief financial officer for Prince George's County public schools has resigned after the Maryland Insurance Administration found he committed insurance fraud.

Charter school opening new Tech Prep Academy in DC

Friendship Public Charter School is opening an expanded campus in southeast Washington after an $18 million construction project.

93-year-old Va. woman gets NY high school diploma

A 93-year-old Virginia woman received an honorary diploma from her high school in New York, 75 years after her graduation date.

Prince George's County schools CFO suspended

The chief financial officer for the Prince George's County public schools has been placed on administrative leave after the Maryland Insurance Administration found he had committed insurance fraud.

Md. teen sues over fraudulent school psychologist

A Maryland teenager is suing Montgomery County and the estate of a man who masqueraded as a school psychologist for more than a decade.

Why 'no excuses' charter schools mold 'very submissive' students — starting in kindergarten

A researcher explains the very elaborate behavioral regimes that these schools insist all children follow -- starting in kindergarten.

19 states still allow corporal punishment in school

19 states still allow corporal punishment in school

Hundreds of students are hit each day, the Children's Defense Fund reports.

For an Air Force brat, moving around means lots of schools — if not school reunions

Who says you can't go home again? High school reunions attempt to prove otherwise.

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

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