Loudoun selects new superintendent amid ongoing sexual assault fallout

The Loudoun County School Board selected Virginia Beach Superintendent Aaron Spence to take over as Loudoun's next school system leader.

By Karina ElwoodJune 2, 2023

Alexandria approves agreement to keep police in schools after long debate

The two-year agreement comes after ongoing debate with city leaders and community members, along with feedback from an advisory group formed to reimagine the partnership.

By Karina ElwoodJune 2, 2023

Some Alexandria teachers to work at multiple schools due to staffing concerns

Physical education, music and art teachers would be required to shift to different schools or split time between schools.

By Karina ElwoodJune 2, 2023

Amitai Etzioni, who championed the virtues of community, dies at 94

The sociologist and public intellectual worked for the Carter White House and won an audience with world leaders including Bill Clinton and Tony Blair.

By Harrison SmithJune 1, 2023

Six universities, including GWU, join elite research group

Six universities, half public and half private, are joining the Association of American Universities, an invitation-only club of top research institutions.

By Nick AndersonJune 1, 2023

Fairfax schools remove mentions of race in ads for college prep program

Virginia Attorney General Jason S. Miyares sent a letter to Cooper Middle School in March, alleging that the school was offering the program only for certain racial or ethnic groups.

By Karina ElwoodJune 1, 2023

D.C. youth feel left out of the school safety debate. Eight weigh in.

D.C. high school students tell how they feel about safety on their campuses and what they want city leaders to know.

By Lauren LumpkinMay 31, 2023

Loudoun Schools ordered to turn over review of handling of sexual assaults

The report has to be turned over to the Virginia attorney general within seven days, a spokeswoman for his office said.

By Karina Elwood and Justin JouvenalMay 30, 2023

Montgomery County schools consider a financial literacy graduation requirement

The Montgomery County school board is considering joining eight other Maryland school districts by requiring a financial literacy course to graduate.

By Nicole AsburyMay 28, 2023

Families sue Montgomery County schools over LGBTQ-inclusive books

The families allege the Montgomery County school district is violating the First Amendment by not allowing an opt-out for books featuring LGBTQ characters.

By Nicole AsburyMay 26, 2023

Montgomery middle-schoolers ‘invent the future’ in unique STEM program

In a course exclusive to the Maryland County school system, students invent objects they think would improve life on the planet.

By Nicole AsburyMay 26, 2023

Zelensky is surprise speaker at Johns Hopkins commencement ceremony

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed Johns Hopkins University graduates during a surprise commencement speech. He also was awarded an honorary degree.

By Susan SvrlugaMay 25, 2023

Appeals court upholds Thomas Jefferson High School’s admission policy

The ongoing legal battle between the Coalition for TJ and the Fairfax County School Board is over the admissions process, which was revised in 2020.

By Karina ElwoodMay 23, 2023

Student shot outside KIPP D.C. College Prep; school to reopen Wednesday

The school will be closed Tuesday and will reopen Wednesday.

By Karina ElwoodMay 22, 2023

In N. Virginia, endorsement primaries point to increasingly politicized school boards

Fairfax County Democrats are hosting an open election for school board endorsements pointing to increasingly politicized and partisan education politics.

By Karina ElwoodMay 21, 2023

Reports of Facebook threats latest controversy in deeply divided Loudoun County

The investigation stems from comments made in “Loudoun Love Warriors,” a private Facebook messaging group.

By Karina ElwoodMay 21, 2023

Hardy Middle School principal leaves after parent complaints

Outgoing principal Errol Johnson will remain with the school system, D.C. Public Schools officials said, but did not say where or in what capacity.

By Lauren LumpkinMay 20, 2023

Man with AR-15-style rifle by bus stop says he wasn’t out to terrify kids

J'Den McAdory said that he was protesting gun-control legislation by open carrying around his Maryland neighborhood and was not singling out school bus stops.

By Ellie Silverman, Nicole Asbury, Timothy Bella and Ovetta WigginsMay 19, 2023

Ex-Montgomery Co. schools transportation employee pleads guilty to theft scheme

Charles Ewald, the former assistant director of the department, will be sentenced in September, his attorney said.

By Nicole AsburyMay 18, 2023