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.

By Nicole AsburyAugust 8, 2022

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.

By Hannah NatansonAugust 8, 2022

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.

By Nicole AsburyAugust 7, 2022

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.

By Emily LangerAugust 5, 2022

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.

By Hannah NatansonAugust 3, 2022

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.”

By Nicole AsburyAugust 2, 2022

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.

By Hannah NatansonJuly 29, 2022

Prince George’s schools will be mask-optional for 2022-2023

The new mask-optional policy went into effect July 1.

By Nicole AsburyJuly 26, 2022

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.

By Nicole AsburyJuly 25, 2022

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.

By Nicole AsburyJuly 24, 2022

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.

By Lauren LumpkinJuly 22, 2022

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.

By Nicole AsburyJuly 19, 2022

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.

By Hannah Natanson, Perry Stein and Nicole AsburyJuly 15, 2022

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.

By Hannah NatansonJuly 14, 2022

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.

By Perry SteinJuly 14, 2022

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.

By Perry SteinJuly 13, 2022

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.

By Rachel WeinerJuly 12, 2022

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.

By Susan SvrlugaJuly 8, 2022

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.

By Hannah NatansonJuly 8, 2022

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.

By Perry SteinJuly 8, 2022