Montgomery County Schools working to fill hundreds of teacher, staff vacancies
The school system is trying to recruit and hire teachers in a more competitive environment than in previous years, Superintendent Monifa B. McKnight said.
Va. Gov. Youngkin faces second suit over teacher tip line
Nonprofit ethics watchdog group American Oversight and the law firm Ballard Spahr filed the suit Monday in Arlington County Circuit Court.
Summer programs help area students, educators with learning loss
Billions of dollars in federal pandemic relief funds have been allocated for education, some of which has gone to summer learning and enrichment programs hosted by schools and other organizations.
Robert Bickford, who led Prince George’s Community College, dies at 92
He helped grow the school into a "vitally important" institution, said former Prince George’s County executive Rushern L. Baker III.
Va. set to finalize rules on ‘sexually explicit material’ in schools
The Virginia Department of Education is developing the guidelines in compliance with a law, signed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) in April.
Judge dismisses discrimination suit over Montgomery’s magnet schools
A federal judge concluded that a parent group suing the school system failed to show that revisions to the admissions process “... had been implemented with discriminatory intent.”
Alexandria schools will require coronavirus vaccine for staff
The Alexandria City Public Schools board voted unanimously Thursday to require the vaccine for staff next year. The board also named an interim superintendent.
Prince George’s schools will be mask-optional for 2022-2023
The new mask-optional policy went into effect July 1.
Montgomery County police, schools hold joint safety training
The county school system in Maryland will also have a designated line, starting Aug. 1, for school staff to call the police department for nonemergencies.
Montgomery teachers union concerned with timing of teacher transfers
Montgomery County teachers are set to return to school in about a month, and affected teachers received transfer notices this week, according to the teachers union.
D.C.-area campuses team up to combat gun violence
Experts at more than a dozen colleges and universities in the Washington region will research solutions aimed at reducing gun violence.
Early results would move Montgomery school board incumbents to Nov. election
There were no projected winners in the board races Tuesday night as some votes, including mail-in ballots, were still to be counted.
D.C.-area schools see spike in teacher resignations
The D.C.-area resignations come amid a wider national trend of teachers leaving the profession in the years since the pandemic began.
Fairfax students call for sex ed reform after fall of Roe v. Wade
A little more than two dozen Fairfax County Public Schools students are rallying this week to call for change to school curricula on sex ed after Roe's fall.
D.C. schools must report on classroom door locks, faulty HVACS under proposal
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) is against the passage of the bill, saying it is cumbersome, duplicative and unnecessary.
D.C. school enrollment expected to drop after years of increases
The District had anticipated long-term enrollment growth, justifying the opening of new schools based on this increase in students.
Judge lets grand jury keep investigating sexual assaults in Loudoun schools
The grand jury was convened as part of an investigation by Virginia's attorney general into the handling of two sexual assaults committed last year by the same Loudoun student.
Whittle suspends operations at D.C. school after financial problems
The Whittle School & Studios, which aimed to offer a global network of campuses but has been beset by financial challenges, says it will not operate its D.C. campus in the upcoming school year.
Miyares asks for closed hearing in case about Loudoun school assaults
Attorney General Jason S. Miyares is asking that a hearing in a lawsuit filed by the Loudoun school board challenging the work of a special grand jury he convened remain closed to the public.
D.C. schools and teachers struggle to reach contract after 3 years
The chancellor says the sticking point is compensation. The union says it’s working conditions.