U-Md. to dedicate dorm named for Black students who broke barriers on campus

The Johnson-Whittle residence hall at the University of Maryland is one of two dorms named in recent years for students who helped diversify the campus.

By Corinne DorseySeptember 29, 2022

Fairfax Schools vows hiring reforms after conviction of former counselor

Fairfax County public schools acknowledged “systemic issues” after a counselor was able to keep his job after being charged with solicitation of a minor.

By Lauren LumpkinSeptember 29, 2022

Va. students walk out of classes in protest of Youngkin transgender policy

The Virginia student walkouts organized by the Pride Liberation Project, a statewide LGBTQ youth advocacy group, were scheduled throughout the day on campuses across the state.

By Nicole AsburySeptember 27, 2022

After impasse, Prince George’s finalizes agreement with teachers union

The Prince George's County school system finalized a three-year contract agreement with the Prince George’s County Educators’ Association, which runs through June 2025.

By Nicole AsburySeptember 26, 2022

Washington Hebrew Congregation violated D.C. law, judge rules

The ruling is part of an ongoing lawsuit filed by D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine in 2020 following allegations of sexual abuse of toddlers.

By Lauren LumpkinSeptember 24, 2022

U-Va. officials say 3 events are not a ‘trend of hate crimes’ on campus

An investigation found that two of the events were not racially motivated, and one was an "unusual" act of philanthropy that was misconstrued.

By Nicole AsburySeptember 24, 2022

Montgomery students are meeting literacy expectations but are behind in math

The academic data focused on students in second, fifth, eighth and 11th grades.

By Nicole AsburySeptember 23, 2022

Youngkin’s rules for trans students leave many teens fearful, despondent

Virginia's transgender students worry they'll be outed under the Youngkin administration's new school guidelines. Some fear becoming homeless.

By Hannah NatansonSeptember 23, 2022

Montgomery adds safety rules for school sporting events after football fight

Four juveniles and a 19-year-old man were charged with assault after a brawl at Friday's football game between Northwest and Gaithersburg high schools.

By Nicole AsburySeptember 21, 2022

Some Va. districts seem ready to fight Youngkin plan for trans students

In Northern Virginia, several districts rejected the governor's proposed changes to rules governing transgender students in public schools.

By Laura MecklerSeptember 20, 2022

Virginia policy latest attempt to restrict rights of transgender students

New rules unveiled by Virginia will mandate that trans students use the bathroom of the sex they were assigned at birth and direct educators to notify parents of student gender transitions.

By Hannah NatansonSeptember 17, 2022

Spotsylvania makes an offer to a controversial choice for superintendent

Spotsylvania county school leaders voted to approve a contract offer to a superintendent candidate amid stark divisions.

By Susan Svrluga and Hannah NatansonSeptember 17, 2022

Prince George’s school board accepts Md. watchdog’s findings

The school board undid a previous vote that would have removed four school board members.

By Nicole AsburySeptember 16, 2022

U-Va. expected to heed Youngkin’s plea for flat tuition with rebate

The University of Virginia’s governing board is expected to give students a one-time credit equal to its most recent tuition hike amid Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s push to hold tuition flat at the state’s public universities.

By Laura Vozzella and Susan SvrlugaSeptember 15, 2022

District reaches deal with union representing principals

The city’s agreement with school officers comes as it is still in negotiations with the city's teachers union, which has gone three years without a contract.

By Lauren LumpkinSeptember 14, 2022

Split Va. Board of Education to vote on new history standards in 2023

The Virginia Board of Education is expected to take a final vote on the new standards for teaching social studies and history in early 2023.

By Hannah NatansonSeptember 14, 2022

Washington Hebrew school says parents waived right to sue over sex abuse

The school’s attorneys argued parents waived their rights to bring forth a lawsuit when they filled out paperwork to enroll their children in the preschool.

By Lauren LumpkinSeptember 13, 2022

Montgomery school leaders defend contract given to board member’s spouse

The contract is an expansion of the program from the county’s middle schools to its elementary schools.

By Nicole AsburySeptember 13, 2022

Most Prince George’s students scoring below grade level on district tests

Academic data showed most students in the county are testing below grade level and not meeting expectations in math and English/language arts.

By Nicole AsburySeptember 9, 2022