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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.

Duke Divinity School dean responded to the Muslim call-to-prayer idea, with dismay

Duke Divinity School dean responded to the Muslim call-to-prayer idea, with dismay

The divinity school dean said using a prominent Christian chapel as a site for Muslim proclamation would have 'immediate global repercussions'

Chicago school district refuses to give PARCC Common Core test as mandated by the state of Illinois

Chicago is the third largest public school system in the country, and the decision could have consequences around the country.

Former Culpeper school to be reborn as cannery, ag center

Virginia first lady Dorothy McAuliffe presented officers of the Carver-Piedmont Agricultural Institute with a ceremonial check for $63,000 and told the group, "We look forward to seeing your dream come true."

What not to say to grieving students (and other tools to help bereaved kids at school)

What not to say to grieving students (and other tools to help bereaved kids at school)

New Web site offers lessons for teachers and school professionals.

Test-weary second-grader asks school board: 'Is that all that matters to grown-ups?'

Test-weary second-grader asks school board: 'Is that all that matters to grown-ups?'

'Every time I sat at the computer after I was done with the test, I would think to myself, 'I stink! I am bad at this.' No kid should feel that way about school.' Read her testimony.

Halfway through the school year, tuition is going up at U-Md.

Halfway through the school year, tuition is going up at U-Md.

Faced with state budget cuts, the Board of Regents voted to increase tuition mid-year, require furlough days and impose other savings.

All 31 U-Va. fraternities sign agreements with school, including two holdouts

All 31 U-Va. fraternities sign agreements with school, including two holdouts

Kappa Alpha Order and Alpha Tau Omega sign agreement with U-Va. -- along with 29 other fraternities -- that aims to increase campus safety.

Amid health concerns, 3 southwest Va. schools closed

Three schools have been closed in Virginia's Russell County amid concerns that an employee has what school officials call a "possible communicable disease."

Arizona becomes first state to require civics test for high school graduation

Arizona becomes first state to require civics test for high school graduation

The exam is the civics portion of the U.S. citizenship test -- and other states are probably going to do this too.

Senator to push to start Maryland schools after Labor Day

Senator to push to start Maryland schools after Labor Day

Maryland public schools would start after Labor Day, under legislation that a state senator says he plans to sponsor this session.

Senator to push to start Maryland schools after Labor Day

Senator to push to start Maryland schools after Labor Day

Maryland public schools would start after Labor Day, under legislation that a state senator says he plans to sponsor this session.

Senator to push to start Maryland schools after Labor Day

A Maryland lawmaker says he will introduce a bill to start Maryland public schools after Labor Day.

Teen: The PARCC Common Core test is 'the most stressful thing I've done in school'

Teen: The PARCC Common Core test is 'the most stressful thing I've done in school'

He challenges New Jersey Board of Education members to take it.

Teen: The PARCC Common Core test is 'the most stressful thing I've done in school'

Teen: The PARCC Common Core test is 'the most stressful thing I've done in school'

A 14-year-old tells the New Jersey Board of Education what he thinks about the test and the Common Core.

D.C. schools went from open to delayed within 14 minutes Wednesday

D.C. schools went from open to delayed within 14 minutes Wednesday

Mayor Muriel Bowser's snow call quickly changed Wednesday.

Give the schools a break on their decisions today

Give the schools a break on their decisions today

If you're perplexed or even dismayed by the delay and closing decisions made by certain school systems today, take a deep breath, forgive and forget.

New food donation program honors former Lake Ridge Middle School teacher

Jane's Closet will open Feb. 22 to aid families of students at Lake Ridge Middle School

Meet the students behind Sunday's story about test prep — and success — at a Va. school

Meet the students behind Sunday's story about test prep — and success — at a Va. school

Meet the 9-year-olds who were featured in Sunday's story on the struggle for one school in Arlington to improve test scores.

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