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Overcrowded Annandale adjusts on first day

A U.S. government glass at Annandale High School (Jahi Chikwendiu/TWP).

With 500 surplus students, Annandale High School is Fairfax County's most crowded high school. Full Story »

Famous in the halls of Janney Elementary

D.C. school to name a renovated corridor for a retired custodian who is missed terribly. Full Story »

The myth that charter schools have saved New Orleans

THE ROOT | The national media have praised the decision to let educators flood the Crescent City with charter schools, but the results don't match the hype. Full Story »

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The List

ON DVD | Jen Chaney's list of movie teachers we can all learn a lesson from:

  • Sister James (Amy Adams) in "Doubt"
  • Ms. Rain (Paula Patton) in "Precious"
  • Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) in "Half Nelson"
  • Dewey Finn (Jack Black) in "School of Rock"
  • Barbara Covett (Judi Dench) in "Notes on a Scandal"
  • Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) in "A Serious Man"
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