Maryland assessments show students are falling behind in mathematics

Maryland statewide school assessment data showed students were falling significantly behind in math but reaching pre-pandemic levels in English language arts.

By Nicole AsburyDecember 6, 2022

U-Va. awards posthumous degrees to three students killed in shooting

The University of Virginia has awarded posthumous degrees to Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D’Sean Perry, who were shot and killed last month in Charlottesville, officials said.

By Nick AndersonDecember 6, 2022

Grand jury report condemns Loudoun schools’ handling of sex assaults

A special grand jury report into Loudoun County Public Schools' handling of two student sexual assaults last year concluded that Loudoun administrators badly mismanaged the assaults due to incompetence and a lack of interest in the events.

By Hannah Natanson and Justin JouvenalDecember 5, 2022

Students return to D.C.-area schools, but not in pre-pandemic numbers

Enrollment is on the rise in schools in the D.C. metro area, but with the exception of the District's public schools, has not rebounded to pre-pandemic levels and officials warn that districts are unlikely to do so.

By Lauren Lumpkin, Hannah Natanson and Nicole AsburyDecember 5, 2022

Metro’s focus on fare evasion vexes District’s youngest riders

Metro's Kids Ride Free program allowing D.C. students to get to and from school has faced low usage and inconsistent distribution of free metro cards. Now, some parents and students worry this could lead to unwanted run-ins with police.

By Lauren LumpkinDecember 3, 2022

U.S. says Fairfax schools failed students with disabilities amid pandemic

Fairfax failed to appropriately develop and provide students with disabilities instruction and related services during online learning, the Education Department said.

By Hannah NatansonNovember 30, 2022

Family of student shot at Magruder sues county, school board

The family of the Magruder student who was shot alleged the Montgomery County school system neglected its duty of care by stopping a school resource officer program.

By Nicole AsburyNovember 30, 2022

First lady of France visits Duke Ellington School of the Arts

While in town for a White House visit, French first lady Brigitte Macron stopped by the performing arts school to meet students and teachers.

By Lauren LumpkinNovember 30, 2022

Towson president tapped to lead University of Louisville

Kim Schatzel, president of Towson University since 2016, is stepping down to take the helm of the University of Louisville, officials announced Wednesday

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielNovember 30, 2022

Loudoun school board passes policy on sexually explicit content

The policy says the district must inform parents or guardians that lessons or class materials will include “sexually explicit content” 30 days ahead of time.

By Hannah NatansonNovember 30, 2022

D.C. mishandles repair requests in schools, other buildings, audit says

D.C.'s Department of General Services, tasked with maintenance and repairs in school and other government buildings, has “multiple failures” in the way it manages work orders, according to an audit released Monday.

By Lauren LumpkinNovember 29, 2022

What went into MCPS’ decision to close schools during plane incident

Montgomery County Public Schools officials say there wasn't enough time to get schools operating safely after a plane crashed caused a mass power outage.

By Nicole AsburyNovember 28, 2022

20 years after ‘Drumline,’ HBCU bands credit film for boosting visibility

The film “Drumline” shone a bigger spotlight on marching bands and dance ensembles at historically Black colleges and universities that some say still resonates 20 years after its release.

By Corinne DorseyNovember 26, 2022

Winners emerging in many of Maryland’s metro school board races

More metro-area school board races were being decided in Maryland.

By Nicole AsburyNovember 25, 2022

D.C. reaches long-awaited deal with teachers union

The agreement includes a 12 percent raise over the next four years.

By Lauren LumpkinNovember 23, 2022

D.C. public schools requiring negative covid tests after Thanksgiving

Students will be expected to take their tests at home on Sunday and upload their results online.

By Lauren LumpkinNovember 22, 2022

Supreme Court turns away Fairfax schools’ appeal of sex assault suit

The suit was filed in 2018 by an anonymous plaintiff, known in court documents as Jane Doe, who said she was sexually assaulted by a male student during an Oakton High School band trip in 2017.

By Hannah NatansonNovember 21, 2022

When colleges face threats, these teams quietly try to prevent violence

The shooting at the University of Virginia that left three students dead and two others injured has generated sharp scrutiny of how colleges respond to potential threats.

By Nick Anderson and Susan SvrlugaNovember 19, 2022

Lockdown lifted at Jackson-Reed High, other nearby schools after shots fired

Deal Middle School and Lafayette Elementary School were on alert status as well.

By Lauren Lumpkin and Peter HermannNovember 18, 2022

Va. education board delays review of new history and social studies standards

A new set of proposed standards for history and social studies lessons have become controversial.

By Hannah Natanson and Nicole AsburyNovember 17, 2022