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For first time, minority students expected to be majority in U.S. public schools this fall

For first time, minority students expected to be majority in U.S. public schools this fall

U.S. government projections show this is the year the white population is no longer a majority.

Push in western Md. for later school-year start

State Comptroller Peter Franchot is bringing his campaign for post-Labor Day school openings to western Maryland.

Williamsburg, Norfolk high schools begin using helmet sensors in football

Williamsburg, Norfolk high schools begin using helmet sensors in football

County's football parents had long pursued impact devices; Norfolk and Williamsburg now using them.

D.C.'s Shining Stars Montessori Academy relocates again days before start of school

Shining Stars Montessori Academy's new location is 6015 Chillum Pl. NE, near the Maryland border.

Back-to-school: School lunches are packing a healthier punch

Back-to-school: School lunches are packing a healthier punch

The meals that launched a million jokes have gotten serious about nutriion.

4 teen boys charged with setting fire at school

Prince George's County fire officials say four teenage boys have been charged with setting fire to a classroom trailer at an elementary school in Laurel.

Lynchburg-area schools screening for Ebola

Liberty University is screening international students for the Ebola virus.

Teacher raises nearly $80,000 to feed Ferguson kids who can't get meals at shuttered schools

Teacher raises nearly $80,000 to feed Ferguson kids who can't get meals at shuttered schools

'There is no need for innocent children to go hungry because' of the civic unrest in the Missouri city.

Kaya Henderson, D.C. public schools chief, will join Georgetown University's board

Kaya Henderson, D.C. public schools chief, will join Georgetown University's board

The D.C. public schools chancellor holds two degrees plus an honorary doctorate from GU.

Ferguson public schools won't open this week as planned

Ferguson public schools won't open this week as planned

The opening of the new school year has now been postponed twice because of continuing unrest.

The Nokesville School is first in county to offer K-8 curriculum

The Nokesville School is first in county to offer K-8 curriculum

Q&A with incoming principal Eric Worcester

Superintendents forced to tell parents their schools are failing, even though they aren't

Superintendents forced to tell parents their schools are failing, even though they aren't

It's about No Child Left Behind and the U.S. Education Department.

Prince George's schools: 'Great by Choice'

"Great by Choice," a book that examines why some companies thrive during chaotic times while others do not, has become a staple for business leaders across the country as they look for ways to boost profits.

Looking for a Washington area college? See coverage of schools in D.C., Md., Va.

Looking for a Washington area college? See coverage of schools in D.C., Md., Va.

Read The Washington Post's detailed coverage of all the colleges and universities in the Washington area.

Seven things teachers are sick of hearing from school reformers

Seven things teachers are sick of hearing from school reformers

'Don't tell us that you know more about good instruction than we do." And six other things.

Johns Hopkins president says feds to probe school's handling of sexual assault complaints

Johns Hopkins president says feds to probe school's handling of sexual assault complaints.

How high school changed Robin Williams' life

How high school changed Robin Williams' life

It was in his 'gestalt high school' where he became interested in theater.

50 ways schools 'cheat' on high-stakes standardized tests

50 ways schools 'cheat' on high-stakes standardized tests

The trial of 12 people charged in a cheating scandal in Atlanta schools is beginning.

Parents reminded of school immunizations

Public health officials are reminding parents to make sure their children have the required immunizations before school starts.

Franchot campaigning to delay school opening

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is planning to launch a petition drive to persuade lawmakers to delay the opening of public schools until after Labor Day.

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