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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.

Suspect arrested in northern Va. school lockdown

Police in northern Virginia have made an arrest after responding to a report of a possible gunman outside a high school.

The case for requiring ethnic studies in high school

The case for requiring ethnic studies in high school

'In this day and age, we need frameworks to understand race, power, racism, gender, sexuality, class, and culture - and college is too late to BEGIN this instruction.'

Seven ways schools kill the love of reading in kids — and 4 principles to help restore it

Seven ways schools kill the love of reading in kids — and 4 principles to help restore it

Some of the standard reading exercises in school are boredom-inducers.

Teen stabbed and robbed of sneakers and cellphone on way to Northwest D.C. school

A digest of news fromthe District, Maryland and Virginia.

Va. high school band embarks on Hawaii trip

The Patrick Henry High School band has headed to Hawaii to perform in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade.

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