Poolesville students report nausea, headaches during school construction

Construction at Poolesville High began in June 2022, and it is expected to be completed in 2024.

By Nicole AsburyMarch 17, 2023

Alexandria school board approves metal detectors in schools

Installation of the scanners is scheduled for April at the Alexandria City High School’s King Street and Minnie Howard campuses, along with two middle schools.

By Karina ElwoodMarch 16, 2023

Charting D.C. schools’ road to recovery, from enrollment to retention

A report from the D.C. Policy Center examines the 2021-2022 school year — the first full year in buildings after online learning — including enrollment trends, student outcomes and how D.C. is using its federal education relief funds.

By Lauren LumpkinMarch 15, 2023

Montgomery executive pitches property tax increase to fund school needs

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich pitched a 10cent property tax increase that would raise over $220 million for schools.

By Nicole AsburyMarch 15, 2023

USC buys home for a new campus in Washington

The University of Southern California announces a new Washington campus in a statement building near Dupont Circle.

By Nick AndersonMarch 15, 2023

As school overdoses rise, Arlington forum focuses on drug prevention

Parents, students and school staffers filled the auditorium at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Arlington County on Monday to learn about student drug abuse.

By Karina ElwoodMarch 14, 2023

Youngkin defends transgender policies, history standards in CNN town hall

Youngkin fielded questions from parents, teachers and students at the CNN education town hall.

By Karina ElwoodMarch 10, 2023

A financial penalty for not teaching gender identity? Md. bill would impose one.

The legislation puts Annapolis in the middle of an escalating national debate over what children should learn and how to teach it.

By Ovetta Wiggins and Nicole AsburyMarch 10, 2023

Juanita Miller should be allowed to stay on school board, judge says

Six current and former Prince George's County school board members had petitioned to remove former board chair Juanita Miller from office due to alleged misconduct.

By Nicole AsburyMarch 9, 2023

Three Va. school systems to offer AP African American class amid review

The course has become the center of a national political firestorm and is being reviewed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

By Karina ElwoodMarch 8, 2023

Goldson leaving a Prince George’s system still struggling to rebound from pandemic

Outgoing CEO Monica Goldson saw her tenure as Prince George's County schools chief interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. She is retiring after 32 years in the school system.

By Nicole AsburyMarch 5, 2023

U-Va. board member apologizes for disparaging text messages

‘All I can say is, I’m sorry,’ Bert Ellis told colleagues on the University of Virginia’s governing board.

By Nick AndersonMarch 3, 2023

D.C. Council voted police out of schools. Increased crime prompts a proposal to keep them.

The issue around school resource officers has been a point of contention between D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and the council for years.

By Lauren Lumpkin and Michael Brice-SaddlerMarch 2, 2023

Northwood High closes its outdoor facilities after 4 antisemitic acts

Northwood High School in Montgomery County will close its outdoor facilities to the public after being targeted by an outside hate group through fliers with antisemitic language.

By Nicole AsburyMarch 2, 2023

Virginia education superintendent Jillian Balow resigns

Jillian Balow served as Virginia’s top education official since Jan. 15, 2022, when Gov. Glenn Youngkin appointed her to the job.

By Karina ElwoodMarch 1, 2023

Former GOP lawmaker Liz Cheney to teach at University of Virginia

The former congresswoman, who fell out of favor with the Republican Party, accepted a teaching position at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.

By Azi PaybarahMarch 1, 2023

Va. killed bills aimed at trans youths. Here’s where the debate moves next.

Advocates and lawmakers are certain they’ll continue to see a debate over transgender education policies in Virginia and around the country.

By Karina ElwoodMarch 1, 2023

Bathrooms are now some of the most dangerous places in Montgomery schools

Schools in Montgomery County, like districts across the country, have seen a rise in violence and drug use in restrooms. Parents want solutions to make them safer.

By Nicole AsburyFebruary 26, 2023

Marymount University cuts English, several other majors

Marymount University, a Catholic institution in Northern Virginia, is eliminating majors that it says draw low student interest. Faculty members are protesting.

By Nick AndersonFebruary 24, 2023

No English or history majors? Marymount U. weighs cuts in humanities.

Marymount University in Northern Virginia would eliminate undergraduate majors in English, history, philosophy and several other subjects under a controversial restructuring plan its trustees are set to consider Friday.

By Nick AndersonFebruary 24, 2023