After splashy opening, Whittle School faces financial struggles

The Whittle School & Studios opened nearly three years ago with aims for a global network of campuses. For now, its founder has a humbler goal: to stay open in Washington.

By Nick AndersonMay 25, 2022

Confederate flag found at Md. high school, sparking investigation

The flag was found hanging from a flagpole outside La Plata High School on Thursday morning, authorities said.

By Lauren LumpkinMay 22, 2022

D.C.-area schools face rising covid cases, aren’t restoring strict rules

The latest surge in coronavirus cases comes as most school systems have already relaxed covid mitigation policies, and the regions' school leaders say don't intend to restore them.

By Perry Stein,  Hannah Natanson and Nicole AsburyMay 22, 2022

Va. Republicans seek to limit sale of 2 books in Barnes & Noble for ‘obscenity’

The requested restraining orders would also prohibit distribution of the two books by Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

By Hannah NatansonMay 20, 2022

Prince George’s teachers run ads calling for smaller classes, better pay

The two television ads by the Prince George’s County Educators Association are scheduled to run over the next four weeks.

By Nicole AsburyMay 20, 2022

Virginia Dept. of Education releases report on student achievement

The 34-page report on students’ academic performance, requested as part of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s first executive order. A Washington Post analysis of the report, though, suggests its use of data is misleading.

By Hannah Natanson and Laura VozzellaMay 19, 2022

Some Md. parents argue a new health curriculum is unfit for young students

The framework broadly outlines how to teach health topics by each grade level. Its family life and sexuality guidelines have been the most controversial.

By Nicole AsburyMay 17, 2022

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Gallaudet graduates: ‘Lead with your values’

The technology giant has helped the university expand accessibility for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, officials said.

By Lauren LumpkinMay 15, 2022

In reversal, Fairfax to offer teachers raises for Idaho grad classes

The Idaho State program was listed by the school system in documents given to teachers as one of the regionally accredited universities whose class credits could count towards additional salary.

By Hannah NatansonMay 13, 2022

Montgomery County school board approves superintendent’s contract

Montgomery County Superintendent Monifa B. McKnight will receive $320,000 annually in base pay.

By Nicole AsburyMay 11, 2022

After covid cases surge, some Johns Hopkins students want online exams

The school reported 531 positive tests on campus in the past seven days, and re-imposed several pandemic rules in the final days of the semester.

By Susan SvrlugaMay 10, 2022

More money would go to D.C.’s at-risk students under council proposal

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) called this spending proposal the “single most important” new idea in the fiscal year 2023 budget.

By Perry SteinMay 10, 2022

Va. school board delays vote on telling parents how students self-identify

The resolution was troubling for LGBTQ advocates concerned about the impact on students.

By Nicole AsburyMay 10, 2022

Va. school board proposes telling parents how students self-identify

The Orange County school board is considering a policy that would require schools to notify parents of students' "self-identification."

By Hannah NatansonMay 7, 2022

Anne Arundel schools reaches $2.5 million settlement in student choking death

It marks the end of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Bowen Levy last year.

By Nicole AsburyMay 5, 2022

After controversies, Georgetown Law students call for culture shift

Students say recent events underscore a culture in which the needs of racial and religious minorities are often ignored.

By Lauren LumpkinMay 5, 2022

Inside elite transfer admissions: From community college to U-Va.

More prestigious schools, including the University of Virginia, are seeing transfer students as an engine of diversity on their campuses.

By Nick AndersonMay 5, 2022

D.C. mayor’s race: Robert White proposes boarding schools for at-risk students

The at-large council member is challenging incumbent Mayor Muriel E. Bowser in the June Democratic primary on a platform that includes several sweeping and expensive public programs.

By Julie Zauzmer WeilMay 4, 2022

Edmund Burke School reopens for first time since shooting

No one was killed in the shooting, but one child and three adults, including a school security guard, were injured.

By Perry SteinMay 4, 2022

Online learning to shrink or go away in D.C.-area schools next year

Very few school districts in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. will offer a substantive online learning program next school year.

By Hannah NatansonApril 30, 2022