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Animal Watch: D.C. school's chicken plays hooky

A Rhode Island Red trying to cross a D.C. street is plucked out of traffic by Humane Society officer.

How many schools are still named after John F. Kennedy?

How many schools are still named after John F. Kennedy?

Here's the way to find out how many schools are named after the presidents.

Report: Schools 'unwittingly' enabled mother of Sandy Hook killer to 'appease' him

Report: Schools 'unwittingly' enabled mother of Sandy Hook killer to 'appease' him

The report raises provocative questions about whether the community gave deference to his family because they were white.

Report: School enrollment growth uneven in Va.

A new report says public school enrollment has steadily increased in Virginia in recent years. But the growth is uneven.

Group changes plan for Va. medical school grant

The group awarded a $25 million grant to create a medical school in southwest Virginia says a plan to create a "virtual" health science center with multiple partners is a better option.

Principal suspended after armed officers conduct live shooter drill during school

Principal suspended after armed officers conduct live shooter drill during school

Two officers went from room to room with weapons drawn.

SUV crashes into Maryland high school

Baltimore County Police are investigating the crash of a sport-utility vehicle into a high school in Edgemere.

Is Ohio allowing schools to drop arts teachers, nurses, counselors, librarians?

Is Ohio allowing schools to drop arts teachers, nurses, counselors, librarians?

The state is debating who should have control over school staffing.

A paradigm shift schools need now — and it's not Common Core, tech or rigor

A paradigm shift schools need now — and it's not Common Core, tech or rigor

How and what students learn need to be overhauled.

Va. school heads going to digital learning meeting

Six Virginia school leaders are set to attend a conference at the White House on digital learning.

Person at Md. school diagnosed with tuberculosis

Someone at a Prince George's County high school has tested positive for tuberculosis.

Satanic Temple challenges policy allowing religious materials to be distributed at public schools

Satanic Temple challenges policy allowing religious materials to be distributed at public schools

A Florida school board currently allows groups to distribute religious material, such as Bibles. But the panel decided that things had "gotten out of hand" when The Satanic Temple said it wanted to pass out its materials.

Loudoun schools again reject helmet sensors for high school football players

Parents pushed for the devices, but officials say they are not yet scientifically and medically proven.

Teachers: Do you ever get home from school and just….?

Actually, this isn't only for teachers.

Two Prince George's County schools closed Friday

Two Prince George's County schools closed Friday

Baltimore Co. schools prepare for Education Week

Baltimore County Public Schools are gearing up for Education Week, a weeklong showcase featuring activities and events focused around teaching and learning.

See how each D.C. charter school fared under new rating system

See how each D.C. charter school fared under new rating system

Charts show performance over four years.

On religious holidays, Montgomery school board offers a lesson in intolerance

On religious holidays, Montgomery school board offers a lesson in intolerance

COLUMN | Instead of offering equity to Muslims, it yanked all religious references from the school calendar.

States and schools with most and least student debt — in six charts

States and schools with most and least student debt — in six charts

The national average for nonprofit schools was 2 percent higher in 2013 than in 2012.

Why a story about a school calendar went viral

Why a story about a school calendar went viral

Does it really matter much if religious holidays are mentioned on school calendars?

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