He transformed a small university in Maryland. Now Freeman Hrabowski is ready for his next act.
Freeman Hrabowski, the longtime president of University of Maryland Baltimore County, is retiring at the end of the academic year. He is one of the longest-serving university presidents in the nation and among the most influential leaders in higher education.
Loudoun County schools pull controversial gender book from library shelves
The graphic novel “Gender Queer: A Memoir,” includes illustrations of sexual contact
More schools expected to move to virtual learning in Montgomery County
County Executive Marc Elrich has recommended the school system pause in-person learning.
D.C. Public Schools to require pre-K students test weekly for the coronavirus
The testing requirement is focused on the youngest students not yet eligible for the coronavirus vaccine.
D.C. Public Schools announces expanded coronavirus testing plans
Students will be tested before returning to buildings after each scheduled school break, and a "test-to-stay" program is planned.
Students in Virginia, D.C. and Maryland return to school buildings after long break
The return-to-school saw a few extra challenges amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Virginia bill targets admissions systems at Governor’s Schools — with possible repercussions for TJ High
A Republican Virginia lawmaker has introduced a bill that seeks to bar state Governor's schools from considering race in admissions.
Montgomery County to keep 11 schools virtual this week; will give all students KN95 masks
Interim Superintendent Monifa B. McKnight apologized to families, saying the system “should have done a better job communicating with you” last week.
Snow, staffing shortages force closure of most Northern Virginia schools for an extra week
In Northern Virginia, most school systems remained closed for an extra week after holiday break due to two snowstorms and staffing shortages.
Montgomery County halts plan to move higher-covid schools online
County administrators had been weighing moving 115 more schools to remote instruction amid omicron surges. Then the state pushed back.
D.C.-area schools announce closures, delays for Friday after snow
Several public school systems in Virginia announced closures for Friday as the D.C. region prepared for a second round of snow this week.
115 Montgomery County schools enter covid ‘red’ zone, then report to class
More than half the district's schools reported at least 5 percent of students and staff testing positive for the virus in the previous two weeks.
D.C. required negative coronavirus tests to return to school. Did it work?
The District’s test-to-return program was intended to bring students and staff back to schools more safely amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
Several school systems in Virginia to remain closed Thursday
Several public school systems in Virginia announced closures for Thursday as the D.C. region continues to recover from a snowstorm earlier this week, and amid forecasts for more inclement weather.
Difficult return to school in Maryland’s largest system as coronavirus surges
School system officials said 300 of the system’s 1,200 bus drivers were out Wednesday.
Several D.C.-area school systems announce closures, delays for Wednesday after snowstorm
Public schools in Arlington and Fairfax County are among those that will remain closed Wednesday as icy conditions linger in many areas after this week's snowstorm.
D.C. students will get free pads and tampons in school bathrooms
A bill approved Tuesday aims to prevent kids from missing school because of their periods.
Eleven Montgomery County schools hit ‘red’ covid levels, move online
More than 5,600 students and staff members reported having tested positive for covid-19 over the winter break.
Many D.C.-area school systems will close again Tuesday after the snowstorm
Several schools in the D.C. region announced weather-related cancellations for Tuesday after the snowstorm.
D.C.-area parents and teachers split over return-to-school plans
With coronavirus cases surging as winter break ends, some D.C.-area parents and educators are calling for a temporary switch to virtual learning to avert classroom outbreaks and others are resolute that in-person learning go on.