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D.C. schools have improved their hiring, but representation lags for Latino teachers and male teachers of color.

The U-Pass allows full-time students unlimited rides on Metro for a semester. But concerns about fees are turning off many area schools.

D.C. officials will hire around 215 community members to monitor children on their school commutes, in hope that it will prevent conflict from becoming violent.

School systems could be allowed to choose whether to require masks if they met certain thresholds under measure being considered.

Michael Redmond worked for DCPS remotely last year while working for a Providence school in person, officials outlined in a recent ethics filing.

Very little, at least in the immediate future, say legal and educational experts.

Faculty from the University of Maryland at College Park, the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Morgan State University will use a $3 million grant to research ways to diversify campus leadership.

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts announced this month that it was postponing a ceremony to rename its theater after Chapelle until the spring amid student concerns about comments the comedian, an alum, made in a recent Netflix special.

Some school systems put unvaccinated employees on leave. But in other places, vaccination mandates have been eased.

Allyn Walker, a professor of sociology and criminal justice at Old Dominion University, had faced protests and threats over their work, which some claimed destigmatized pedophilia.

Virginia's largest school system will ban seclusion and curtail restraint practices at all of its schools by the upcoming academic year as a part of a lawsuit settlement between parents and disability rights groups.

Two committees found the books “Lawn Boy” and “Gender Queer: A Memoir” had literary value that could be relatable for students with underrepresented identities.

As the holidays approach, universities say continuing their mask mandates is essential.

Officials say it’s too much trouble to let them watch, but few schools have tried.

Kirkland & Ellis took the lawsuit on a pro bono basis.

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It is the third such petition filed by Fight for Schools, which is opposing the school system’s equity efforts.

She led the school for 21 years until retiring in 1996.

Online and on campus, many forcefully objected to research and language that they felt aimed to destigmatize child sexual abuse, while the Old Dominion University professor said the goal was to prevent such abuse.

The Maryland State Board of Education is expected to move toward a decision in December.

A study released Tuesday compared students' learning growth from the 2020-2021 academic year with before the pandemic.

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