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D.C. principal under investigation for allegedly doctoring student transcripts

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:13:01 EDT

The principal of the District's leading technology high school is under investigation for allegedly doctoring student transcripts, school officials said Tuesday.



64 senators seek presidential leadership on debt reduction

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:37:00 EDT

A group of 64 offers support for serious action on reducing the national debt.



Freedom for Thomas Haynesworth

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:15:00 EDT

Now Virginia needs to offer the wrongly convicted man total exoneration.



Egypt's referendum is a step toward democracy

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:12:01 EDT

There is worry about what's ahead, but the vote may have been the fairest in its history.
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Mr. Obama hasn't overstepped on Libya

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:39:00 EDT

Mr. Obama hasn't overstepped on Libya, but he could do more to clarify the U.S. mission.



Montgomery County school board reclaims farmland - to build soccer fields

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:30:05 EDT

Hawks used to look out to watch over for this piece of farmland for trouble. Soon, it will be parents and umpires monitoring kids pounding cleats on the land Nick Maravell once tilled. The change in land use tells a more complex story about school development, particularly at a time when open space


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Montgomery County school board reclaims farmland - to build soccer fields

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 22:57:04 EDT

Hawks used to look out to watch over for this piece of farmland for trouble. Soon, it will be parents and umpires monitoring kids pounding cleats on the land Nick Maravell once tilled. The change in land use tells a more complex story about school development, particularly at a time when open space


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Asking military retirees to pay a bit more for health care is reasonable

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 22:05:01 EDT

"SIMPLY UNSUSTAINABLE." That is Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates's assessment of the spiraling cost of the health-care system for military personnel, retirees and their families. Mr. Gates is correct - and he is correct to press for modest increases in premiums paid by those covered by the system,...
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Competing visions for reviewing Guantanamo

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 21:51:01 EDT

JUST DAYS after President Obama issued an executive order to govern long-term detentions at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Republican members of the House and Senate shot back by offering their own, strikingly different proposals.



As Thomas Jefferson adds help for poor English skills, some Va. parents fume

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 10:39:00 EDT

Fairfax school board member: "How can they not know the language and still get into [Thomas Jefferson]?" The Va. magnet school has added an English as a second language instructor.



Fairfax schools' discipline policies up for review; parents seek more leniency

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:30:00 EDT

Meeting was the first seeking public comment on discipline-related issues since the suicide of 15-year-old Nick Stuban, a well-liked football player at W.T. Woodson High School.



Congress plunges into D.C. politics and ethics

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:22:00 EDT

The District brought this on itself, but a House probe seems hasty when D.C. officials are trying to investigate.
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The E.U. balances politics with fiscal responsibility

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:22:01 EDT

The bonds of the European Union are tested as wealthier nations come to the aid of smaller, struggling states.



Baltimore charter school agreement eases KIPP's way

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:28:01 EDT

Better, but not better enough, for schools in Maryland.



Act III for former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:42:01 EDT

It's puzzling why a twice-fallen president would come home only two days before a big election.



U.S.-backed measures may boost Libyan opposition

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:12:01 EDT

President Obama is right to support 'all necessary measures' against Gaddafi.
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Evaluating teachers is a delicate conversation

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:25:03 EDT

A rare glimpse into a public school teacher's performance evaluation, the hypersensitive center of an education reform movement that aims to improve how teachers do their jobs.


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Evaluating teachers is a delicate conversation

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:58:03 EDT

A rare glimpse into a public school teacher's performance evaluation, the hypersensitive center of an education reform movement that aims to improve how teachers do their jobs.


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D.C. elementary students sickened by cocaine

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:29:00 EDT

A D.C. elementary school student was charged with possession of a controlled substance after being accused of taking cocaine to school and sharing it with four classmates who were hospitalized after ingesting it.



President Obama's timid words on gun reform

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:37:01 EDT

The president shouldn't be afraid of the sensible measures he endorsed as a candidate.
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UDC president deserves a fair shake

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:37:01 EDT

The UDC president's record entitles him to a fair hearing.



Facing budget cuts, Pr. George's county risks losing busing to its best programs

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:36:04 EDT

They find themselves in the center of a larger debate during a period of dwindling resources and shifting priorities.


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District investigates special-ed school

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:41:02 EDT

D.C. officials are looking into a range of problems at a Northwest private school for special needs students that has collected more than $16 million in tuition over the last two years.



Abduction charges dropped against George Mason student in library dispute

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:38:01 EDT

George Mason University officials said Wednesday that charges have been dropped against Abdirashid Dahir, the senior who was charged with felony abduction after allegedly locking a fellow student in a library study room.
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D.C. probes special-ed school Rock Creek Academy

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 22:01:01 EDT

D.C. officials are looking into a range of problems at a Northwest private school for special needs students that has collected more than $16 million in tuition over the last two years.



In Jack Johnson's shadow

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:40:00 EDT

Did Prince George's officials bend personnel rules for the county executive's son?



In D.C.'s Parkside-Kenilworth Community, a promise of change

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:39:01 EDT

A new effort focuses on children to break the pattern of poverty in a D.C. neighborhood.



Too soon to write off nuclear power

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:42:01 EDT

Despite Japan's disaster, atomic energy can't be writtenoff.
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Abduction charges dropped against George Mason student in library dispute

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:17:00 EDT

George Mason University officials said Wednesday that charges have been dropped against Abdirashid Dahir, the senior who was charged with felony abduction after allegedly locking a fellow student in a library study room.



Feds end probe of college gender bias

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:51:04 EDT

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights ends an inquiry into gender bias at colleges after members question the quality of data collected.



On college campuses, a gender gap in student government

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:27:06 EDT

Women have now outpaced men on key measures of college success: More enroll, more graduate and they earn higher grades. Yet on many campuses, student government is dominated by men.


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Study: Manassas Park and Calvert County have most efficient schools in D.C. area

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:38:00 EDT

The Center for American Progress' new analysis of spending patterns and test scores in school systems nationwide found a surprising result: Manassas Park and Calvert County have the most efficient schools in the Washington area.
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Fairfax County school board to review discipline policies

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:29:00 EDT

School board members in Fairfax County agreed Thursday night to review discipline policies in a move that some hope will lead to change in the aftermath of a recent teen suicide .



Children of diplomats displaced by strife often caught between two worlds

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:29:00 EDT

American diplomats, aid workers and their families - evacuated from countries in turmoil - seek shelter in a nondescript apartment building in Falls Church, Va.



Gray 'comfortable' with search for schools chief, despite narrow focus

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:24:01 EDT

Mayor Vincent C. Gray's search has focused on one person: Interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson.



Spat over study room leads to George Mason student's arrest

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:56:00 EDT

A student has been charged with felony abduction after an argument over a library study room.
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Spat over study room leads to George Mason student's arrest

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:27:01 EDT

A student has been charged with felony abduction after an argument over a library study room.



In Maryland, a renewed chance for a bag tax

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:05:02 EDT

MARYLAND'S BID to impose a nickel fee on paper and plastic bags fell victim last year to election-year jitters. Lawmakers didn't want to go near anything that had a whiff of a tax increase. But sponsors of a bag tax, buoyed by the success of the District's effort and by important support from Gov....



Pfc. Bradley Manning doesn't deserve humiliating treatment

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:04:02 EDT

IF THE ALLEGATIONS are true, Pfc. Bradley Manning facilitated a damaging breach of national security by funneling thousands of classified documents to the rogue Web site WikiLeaks. But even if so, Mr. Manning does not appear to deserve the treatment he has been receiving at the military brig in...



The United States watches as Moammar Gaddafi gains

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:02:01 EDT

A counterrevolution gains strength across the Middle East.
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Obama: Rewrite No Child law before next school year

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:55:00 EDT

President Obama asked Congress on Monday to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law by fall, escalating the urgency of his campaign to overhaul public education.


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In aftermath of student's suicide, Fairfax board examines discipline practices

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 03:59:01 EDT

The Fairfax County School Board began a comprehensive review of its discipline policies in the aftermath of a suicide of a 15-year-old student.



In D.C., the 'shady deals' that weren't

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 00:00:00 EDT

A THEME OF Vincent C. Gray's successful mayoral campaign last year was his questioning of his opponent's integrity. Exhibit A in his argument that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) ran a suspect administration was the awarding of contracts for park and recreation projects to firms with ties to the mayor....



A foreclosure settlement plan might make matters worse

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:11:03 EDT

THE NATION'S mortgage companies have engaged in questionable practices - or worse - regarding loan modifications and foreclosures. Even now the banks have not entirely conquered the scandal that erupted last fall over alleged widespread errors, procedural irregularities and outright misrepresenta...
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Lessons from loss in Maryland's gay-marriage battle

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:08:02 EDT

THE FAILURE of the same-sex marriage bill in Annapolis is a bitter defeat for advocates, who had hoped Maryland would become the sixth state, not counting the District, to enact such legislation. It's also a useful reminder, if one were needed, that despite the ongoing revolution of attitudes tow...



In D.C., the 'shady deals' that weren't

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:51:04 EDT

Allegations against Mayor Fenty turn out to be baseless.



In aftermath of student's suicide, Fairfax board examines discipline practices

Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:09:02 EDT

The Fairfax County School Board began a comprehensive review of its discipline policies in the aftermath of a suicide of a 15-year-old student.



Obama: Rewrite No Child law before next school year

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:05:00 EDT

President Obama asked Congress on Monday to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law by fall, escalating the urgency of his campaign to overhaul public education.
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ROTC's return

Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:06:01 EDT

IN NOVEMBER, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly stood before an audience in St. Louis and spoke from the heart about the disconnect between the lives and experiences of members of the U.S. military - and those of the civilians they are defending. The armed forces are at war and have been for a d...



Let all Maryland students dream

Sun, 13 Mar 2011 20:08:01 EDT

THE DISPIRITING national debate over immigration has departed Washington for the time being and alighted mostly in state capitals. In many of them, Republicans have led a charge - mostly unsuccessful - to enact Arizona-style enforcement crackdowns based on the whimsical idea that undocumented imm...



Time to act on free trade

Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:09:01 EDT

THE POLITICS of free trade have never been easy for President Obama - and they appear to be getting harder. Mr. Obama wants congressional ratification of a tariff-slashing deal with South Korea, revising it recently to meet the objections of the U.S. auto industry and labor unions.



Lego contests put minority students on a mission

Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:55:00 EDT

A small but growing number of predominantly African American student groups are coming to Lego robotics competitions.
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U-Va. fraternity pledge hospitalized after soy-sauce dare

Sat, 12 Mar 2011 23:46:00 EST

A University of Virginia freshman was hospitalized this month after chugging a bottle of soy sauce at the Zeta Psi fraternity house, according to court documents.



Facing budget cuts, Pr. George's county risks losing busing to its best programs

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:23:06 EDT

They find themselves in the center of a larger debate during a period of dwindling resources and shifting priorities.


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D.C.'s cozy election oversight

Sat, 12 Mar 2011 18:38:01 EST

INTERIM AT-LARGE D.C. Council member Sekou Biddle (D) is trying to kick a Republican opponent off the ballot for the April 26 special election. The process, dominated by Democrats, has not inspired confidence that the decision will be fair and impartial.



Teenager suspended from Fairfax County school over acne drug

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:18:00 EDT

Hayley Russell, 13, violated Fairfax County rules when she brought a prescription acne drug to school. Her discipline experience follows a pattern reported by parents in at least 18 other cases in the county.
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Most schools could face 'failing' label under No Child Left Behind, Duncan says

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 05:54:00 EST

More than three-quarters of the nation's public schools could soon be labeled "failing" under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the Obama administration said Wednesday as it increased efforts to revamp the signature education initiative of President George W. Bush.



Kaya Henderson nominated D.C. schools chancellor

Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:24:00 EDT

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, making a widely anticipated decision official, lifted the "interim" from Kaya Henderson's title Wednesday, naming her to succeed Michelle A. Rhee as D.C. schools chancellor.


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Prince George's replaces High Point High principal after attack is shown on YouTube

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:14:01 EST

Prince George's County school officials replaced the principal of High Point High School in Beltsville on Tuesday, days after a video of one of his students being attacked surfaced on the Internet.



Board chairman says UDC may ask President Allen Sessoms to repay some airfare costs

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 22:27:00 EST

Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia may ask President Allen Sessoms to repay some of the money he spent on first-class airfare, the board chairman told D.C. Council members Tuesday in an occasionally heated oversight hearing on the school.
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Prince George's school fight posted on YouTube frustrates parents, students

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 22:14:00 EST

When fists started to fly, the students flipped on their camera phones.



UDC students stage protest, call for school president's resignation

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:00:03 EST

Student leaders at the University of the District of Columbia called for the resignation of President Allen Sessoms on Monday in a noon protest, alleging that the administrator has spent lavishly on himself while raising tuition and cutting programs at Washington's public university.


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Gray 'comfortable' with search for schools chief, despite narrow focus

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 04:07:00 EST

Mayor Vincent C. Gray, who plans to name a permanent schools chancellor this week, said Monday that he was "comfortable" with a search process that has focused on just one name: Interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson.



Kaya Henderson reportedly getting some job security

Sun, 06 Mar 2011 20:25:01 EST

Mayor Vincent C. Gray intends to name interim schools leader Kaya Henderson as permanent schools chancellor this week to replace Michelle A. Rhee, according to a source close to the situation.
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District schools cram for DC CAS tests

Sun, 06 Mar 2011 21:12:01 EST

Stung by a decline in elementary school reading and math scores on 2010 standardized tests, D.C. officials are raising the intensity of preparations for this year's exams to unprecedented levels.



Jay Mathews: Amid the SAT-obsessed, this family doesn't live by the numbers

Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:23:00 EDT

The Demarees of Bethesda seem to be a normal American family, but wait. They didn't tell their children what their SAT scores were? They didn't do test prep? They didn't hire tutors? Could they have the answer to America's obsession with college admission?



Computer science programs use mobile apps to make coursework relevant

Sun, 13 Mar 2011 16:54:07 EDT

At Virginia Tech, faculty members are looking for ways to make computer science more relevant and engaging to a generation of college students who do not know life without the Internet. A shift in teaching style often comes from necessity, as most computer science programs struggle to recruit, retai


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No evidence mayoral control led to D.C. schools' better test scores, report says

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:55:01 EST

The District has made a good faith effort to implement the 2007 law that placed public schools under mayoral control, but there is no evidence that the change in governance has been a factor in improved standardized test scores, according to the first major independent study of D.C. school reform.
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Prince George's schools employee accused of watching porn on job

Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:20:00 EST

A Prince George's County public school employee is being investigated over allegations that he watched pornographic films on the job, according to a school spokeswoman.



Midwest union battles highlight debate over improving schools

Thu, 03 Mar 2011 09:36:00 EST

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Republican faceoff with labor unions in the Midwest and elsewhere marks not just a fight over money and collective bargaining but also a test of wills over how to improve the nation's schools.



Children of diplomats displaced by strife often caught between two worlds

Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:24:01 EST

American diplomats, aid workers and their families - evacuated from countries in turmoil - seek shelter in a nondescript apartment building in Falls Church, Va.



Midwest union battles highlight debate over improving schools

Thu, 03 Mar 2011 12:15:00 EST

INDIANAPOLIS - The Republican faceoff with labor unions in the Midwest and elsewhere marks not just a fight over money and collective bargaining, but also a test of wills over how to improve the nation's schools.
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U-Va. Rotunda waits in line for repairs

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 21:55:03 EST

Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda, the historic heart of the University of Virginia, is among the most iconic structures in higher education. It's also crumbling, and finding the money to pay for it isn't so simple.


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UDC president's expenses questioned

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:28:03 EST

Expense records for Allen Sessoms, president of the University of the District of Columbia, show a pattern of first-class air travel and thousand-dollar plane tickets over the past two years.



Education Writers Association honors 2 Post reporters

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:28:01 EST

Bill Turque, a reporter for The Washington Post, has won first prize for print beat reporting in a national contest held by the Education Writers Association.



Chestnut Hill, Pa. Catholic college, fires gay part-time professor

Sun, 27 Feb 2011 16:14:22 EST

PHILADELPHIA -- A Catholic college in Philadelphia says it has fired a part-time professor after learning from a post on his blog that he has been in a same-sex relationship for a decade and a half, which officials called contrary to church teaching.
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Is America's best high school soft on math?

Sun, 27 Feb 2011 23:29:01 EST

By all accounts, he is one of the best math teachers in the country. The Mathematics Association of America has given him two national awards. He was appointed by the Bush administration to the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. For 25 years he has prepared middle-schoolers for the tough admiss...



Study: Manassas Park and Calvert County have most efficient schools in D.C. area

Sun, 27 Feb 2011 23:27:01 EST

Even when tax revenue is scarce, lawmakers rarely ask a key question before they vote on education budgets: Which public schools produce the most bang for the buck?


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Synthetic marijuana widely used at Naval Academy, some midshipmen say

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 00:57:00 EST

A synthetic form of marijuana is widely used at the U.S. Naval Academy because it cannot be detected in routine drug tests, according to several former midshipmen who have been removed from campus for using or possessing the substance.



Va. African Americans split in battle for school choice

Sat, 26 Feb 2011 19:28:01 EST

RICHMOND - Latrina Hite cuts up fruit for the children's morning snack at Precious Blessing Academy. She fixes their lunch. She mops bathrooms, bleaches doorknobs to kill germs and helps students with homework in after-school care.
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Pr. George's school board approves big cuts

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:43:00 EST

The Prince George's County school board approved on Thursday night a gloomy budget that slashes more than 1,300 jobs and increases class sizes, despite the pleas of parents and educators who begged the panel to find another way.



Fairfax County school board to review discipline policies

Thu, 24 Feb 2011 23:16:02 EST

School board members in Fairfax County agreed Thursday night to review discipline policies in a move that some hope will lead to change in the aftermath of a recent teen suicide.



Arlington school budget proposal includes raises, larger classes

Thu, 24 Feb 2011 22:13:01 EST

Arlington County Superintendent Patrick K. Murphy proposed a $470 million budget on Thursday that would give employees their first raises in two years but would increase average class sizes in the district.



Ten Commandments' return to Va. school district depends on legal battle's outcome

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:45:01 EST

The School Board in Giles County, Va., voted this week to remove the Ten Commandments from the walls of its public schools after a pair of civil liberty groups announced they were preparing to sue the district.
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Pr. George's school board to make cuts to close $155 million budget gap

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:55:01 EST

Debby Wood has been teaching in Prince George's County for 38 years, and if there's one thing she never tires of, it's seeing her first-grade students when they can read a book on their own for the first time.



D.C. teachers union, former leader clash over pay

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 20:03:01 EST

D.C. teachers voted their union president, George Parker, out of office nearly three months ago. But Parker has not returned to the classroom, and a fight has broken out over who should pay the balance of the $96,000 annual teaching salary that a written agreement guarantees him.



Family of Fairfax teen suicide victim wants changes in school disciplinary policies

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 22:14:01 EST

The family of a Fairfax teenager who took his life as he struggled with the fallout of a high school suspension called for changes in the county's disciplinary policies, in a letter sent Monday to school and county officials.



A University of Virginia student has a bright idea: 'Flash seminars'

Sun, 20 Feb 2011 22:43:00 EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE - Flash mobs assemble in public spaces to dance, protest or do battle with lightsabers.
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Jay Mathews: Md. teachers' support shows value of civics exam

Sun, 20 Feb 2011 22:43:01 EST

Teachers, according to many who speak for them, don't like the state tests that have been imposed on them and their students. So what am I to make of the many teachers who are begging Maryland to reverse its decision to cancel the state government test?



Suicide turns attention to Fairfax discipline procedures

Sun, 20 Feb 2011 00:39:00 EST

Nick Stuban was all about football, a quick-footed linebacker at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax County who did well in the classroom, too: four As, two Bs and a C for first quarter. His history teacher described the 15-year-old as a "model student," and his German teacher was impressed by hi...


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Democrats join GOP in voting to block tighter regulation of for-profit schools

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 20:04:00 EST

Dozens of House Democrats, including the party leader, joined with Republicans Friday in a vote to block an Obama administration plan to tighten federal regulation of trade schools and colleges operated for profit.



D.C. area schools show off reforms at Obama administration conference

Sat, 19 Feb 2011 22:06:00 EST

A national conference hosted in Denver by the Obama administration gave a rare platform for suburban schools from the Washington area and beyond to show off their projects or join the quest for innovation.
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Cafeteria trays vanishing from colleges in effort to save food

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 22:38:01 EST

Today, when trays are removed from university dining halls, it's more likely by the administration than students in search of a good sled. And perhaps inevitably, on some campuses that has created a backlash.



U.S. funding for D.C. schools tied to reviving scholarship program

Wed, 16 Feb 2011 22:29:01 EST

U.S. Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins sternly told District officials Wednesday Congress would cut funding for city schools if efforts to revive the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program are not successful.



Accounting firm hired to help D.C. schools find savings, new money sources

Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:51:00 EST

Facing a budget deficit of as much as $600 million for the next fiscal year, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has asked accounting giant Deloitte to analyze the District's public schools budget in search of savings and new sources of money.



Fairfax County students no longer have to pay for A.P. tests

Wed, 16 Feb 2011 22:07:00 EST

Fairfax County schools will no longer require students to pay for Advanced Placement exams, in response to a ruling by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II that called such fees illegal.
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Ten Commandments in school stirs fight in Va. district

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 22:40:05 EST

A fight over displaying the Ten Commandments in school appears headed to the courts as residents of Giles County, along Virginia's pious, rugged southwestern border, fight what they call mounting pressure from Washington and Richmond to secularize their public institutions. The district also runs a


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School officials, teachers unions scrutinize Obama's divisive education agenda

Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:31:01 EST

DENVER - President Obama often professes his desire to shake up public education while also working with teachers unions. But a question hangs over this week's gathering of hundreds of labor leaders and school officials: Can he do both at the same time?



Tax credits for private-school scholarships shot down by Virginia Senate committee

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 22:40:01 EST

RICHMOND - The Senate Finance Committee, after hearing emotional testimony from students and educators, voted along partisan lines Tuesday to kill a measure that would have given businesses tax credits to fund private-school tuition for needy students.



Obama's education budget would spare Pell grants, increase spending 11% overall

Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:05:01 EST

President Obama wants a significant jump in education funding to pay for Pell grants for needy college students while also financing his reform agenda for elementary and secondary schools.
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