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School superintendent writes 'warning' letter on PARCC Common Core test

School superintendent writes 'warning' letter on PARCC Common Core test

The head of Winnetka schools in Illinois raises questions about PARCC in open letter to parents, community members and staff.

Further reduction in school tests advances in Va. Senate

A further reduction in high-stakes standardized tests taken by Virginia schoolchildren is advancing in the Virginia Senate.

Pyramid concerts unite singing groups from Patriot High and its feeder schools

Pyramid concerts unite singing groups from Patriot High and its feeder schools

The events at the Prince William County high school will include students from several schools.

Police: Bowie student brought gun to school in backpack

A 16-year-old boy is charged with bringing a loaded gun to Bowie High School.

This 90-year-old Kenyan goes to primary school with her great-great grandchildren

She is likely the oldest primary school student in the world.

Five key questions to ask now about charter schools

Five key questions to ask now about charter schools

In time for National School Choice Week.

Fairfax school board's Kathy Smith to run for Sully District supervisor seat

The Democratic school board member will seek the Sully District seat being vacated by Michael Frey.

Senate panel OKs bill requiring physical activity in schools

A state Senate committee has endorsed a proposal to require 20 minutes a day of physical activity for public school students.

Classes canceled after van crashes into Chesterfield school

Students at a Chesterfield County high school are getting a day off after a van crashed into the building and caught fire.

DC schools to spend $20 million on program for minority boys

Public school leaders in the District of Columbia say they'll spend $20 million on a program intended to help black and Latino boys succeed.

Does the president's community college proposal really just mean more years of high school?

Does the president's community college proposal really just mean more years of high school?

The State of the Union address suggested that two years of higher education should be 'as free and universal as high school is.'

Snow causes few traffic problems or school closings, except in Loudoun

Snow started falling between 10 and 11 a.m., after the morning rush hour.

Jeb vs. George W.: A key difference between the Bush brothers on school reform

Jeb vs. George W.: A key difference between the Bush brothers on school reform

They both embraced standardized testing but there is at least one big difference.

Maryland analysts find flaws in charter-school study

A study on charter schools ordered by the Legislature is incomplete, resulting in conclusions and recommendations that cannot be substantiated, according to a letter written to legislative leaders this week by a top state analyst.

Manassas City schools to start before Labor Day

Manassas City joins two other northern Virginia school districts with pre-Labor Day starts.

Health scare over, classes reopen in 3 southwest Va. schools

After a medical scare that sent students home early on Friday, it's back to school in Russell County.

Panel OKs regulation of seclusion, restraint in Va. schools

Nine-year-old Alex Campbell had to stretch to reach the microphone, but a state Senate subcommittee nevertheless hung on his every word as he described being locked up repeatedly in a "crisis room" at school.

Panel OKs regulation of seclusion, restraint in Va. schools

A state Senate subcommittee unanimously approved a proposal Monday to develop statewide regulations governing the use of seclusion and restraint in Virginia public schools.

Repeal of A-F school grading scale advances in Va. Senate

A bipartisan effort to repeal an A-F grading scale for entire schools is advancing in the General Assembly.

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