Montgomery County schools report another spate of antisemitic acts

School leaders warn of rising antisemitism among youth and say the incidents are affecting students’ classroom performance.

By Nicole AsburyFebruary 5, 2023
Answer SheetPerspective

Some see liberal arts education as elitist. Why it’s really pragmatic.

A liberal arts college president describes why the field meets the moment in which the United States finds itself.

By Valerie StraussFebruary 5, 2023

Two JMU students remain hospitalized after crash that killed 3

The five students, all 19 years old, had been on an excursion in West Virginia before the crash.

By Nick AndersonFebruary 4, 2023

Va. school struggles after a student overdose then a lockdown in same week

On Friday, Chris Willmore, Wakefield High’s longtime principal, decided along with other school officials to cancel classes so students had the time and the space to process the double trauma.

By Moriah Balingit and Salvador RizzoFebruary 3, 2023

Three James Madison University students die in crash

Two other students were critically injured in the single-vehicle accident Thursday near the Virginia line.

By Nick AndersonFebruary 3, 2023

Teacher’s shooting raises questions about services for students with severe needs

The shooting of a Newport News teacher has led to questions about how well public schools educate and provide services for children with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties.

By Donna St. GeorgeFebruary 3, 2023

Student found with a loaded gun at Prince George’s middle school

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating the incident.

By Nicole Asbury and Jasmine HiltonFebruary 2, 2023

College Board faces storm of criticism over AP African American studies

The College Board faces a storm of criticism over AP African American studies.

By Nick AndersonFebruary 2, 2023

Harvard is shutting down project that studied social media misinformation

The Technology and Social Change Project, which has published research into the spread of coronavirus hoaxes and online incitement ahead of Jan. 6 Capitol riot, will be eliminated in 2024.

By Drew Harwell and Joseph MennFebruary 2, 2023

D.C. expands tutoring services as schools weather academic declines

The grants are being issued to nine community organizations that will provide math and reading help in D.C. schools through next school year

By Lauren LumpkinFebruary 2, 2023

Ohio officials are investigating pro-Nazi home-schoolers

Course materials praise Adolf Hitler and denigrate the intelligence of African Americans.

By Laura MecklerFebruary 2, 2023

Former Va. principal unaware that 6-year-old had gun, attorney says

An attorney for the former Richneck Elementary School principal gives her first comments on the shooting.

By Justin JouvenalFebruary 2, 2023
Answer SheetPerspective

Using ChatGPT for disinformation and other news literacy lessons

From the News Literacy Project.

By Valerie StraussFebruary 2, 2023

College enrollment stabilizing after years of steep declines, data show

Newly-released data shows college enrollment is stabilizing but still hasn't returned to pre-pandemic levels

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielFebruary 2, 2023

Amid DeSantis attacks, AP African American studies course is updated

The College Board denies that it watered down the course.

By Nick Anderson and Lori RozsaFebruary 1, 2023

UNC trustees’ push for ‘School of Civic Life and Leadership’ alarms some faculty

Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill want to accelerate a School of Civic Life and Leadership, an idea hailed in some conservative media.

By Susan SvrlugaFebruary 1, 2023

A math error means Virginia schools will get millions less than expected

The problem originated with an online tool that allows school districts to see how much funding they should expect from the state.

By Moriah Balingit and Gregory S. SchneiderJanuary 31, 2023

DeSantis aims to cut college diversity efforts; New College ousts president

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday called for diversity programs to be dismantled on the state’s college campuses.

By Jack StriplingJanuary 31, 2023

Yale honors Black girl who was reported to police as she sprayed lanternflies

Bobbi Wilson, 9, drew national attention when a neighbor called police on her while she was spraying spotted lanternflies in her New Jersey neighborhood.

By Timothy BellaJanuary 31, 2023

Hide your books to avoid felony charges, Fla. schools tell teachers

Unsure of what titles violate new state rules, two school districts told educators to conceal every book for now.

By Hannah NatansonJanuary 31, 2023