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Va. Senate votes to rein in seclusion, restraint in schools

The Virginia Senate wants to rein in seclusion and restraint used as disciplinary measures in public schools.

'School is closed (cause it snowed so much last night)' — A (frozen) video

The video from a school in Rhode Island is going viral.

Why a 7-year-old named Rex gets sad and nervous at school

Why a 7-year-old named Rex gets sad and nervous at school

'I hate the new reading test that we have to take in second grade'

Va. Senate votes to rein in seclusion, restraint in schools

The Virginia Senate wants to rein in seclusion and restraint used as disciplinary measures in public schools.

Snow forces many Virginia schools to close

A winter storm dumped an inch or two of snow across much of central and eastern Virginia, forcing many schools to close.

Snow creates problems with slick roads, flight delays, water main breaks, school closures

Crash on I-270 in Montgomery closes road there, water main breaks lead to other road closures. Snow causes train and airline delays.

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.

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