Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:13:01 EDTThe principal of the District's leading technology high school is under investigation for allegedly doctoring student transcripts, school officials said Tuesday.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:37:00 EDTA group of 64 offers support for serious action on reducing the national debt.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:15:00 EDTNow Virginia needs to offer the wrongly convicted man total exoneration.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:12:01 EDTThere is worry about what's ahead, but the vote may have been the fairest in its history.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:39:00 EDTMr. Obama hasn't overstepped on Libya, but he could do more to clarify the U.S. mission.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:30:05 EDTHawks 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
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 22:57:04 EDTHawks 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
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,...
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 21:51:01 EDTJUST 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.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 10:39:00 EDTFairfax 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.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:30:00 EDTMeeting 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.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:22:00 EDTThe District brought this on itself, but a House probe seems hasty when D.C. officials are trying to investigate.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:22:01 EDTThe bonds of the European Union are tested as wealthier nations come to the aid of smaller, struggling states.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:28:01 EDTBetter, but not better enough, for schools in Maryland.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:42:01 EDTIt's puzzling why a twice-fallen president would come home only two days before a big election.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:12:01 EDTPresident Obama is right to support 'all necessary measures' against Gaddafi.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:25:03 EDTA 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.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:58:03 EDTA 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.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 00:29:00 EDTA 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.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:37:01 EDTThe president shouldn't be afraid of the sensible measures he endorsed as a candidate.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:37:01 EDTThe UDC president's record entitles him to a fair hearing.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:36:04 EDTThey find themselves in the center of a larger debate during a period of dwindling resources and shifting priorities.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:41:02 EDTD.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.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:38:01 EDTGeorge 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.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 22:01:01 EDTD.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.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:40:00 EDTDid Prince George's officials bend personnel rules for the county executive's son?
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:39:01 EDTA new effort focuses on children to break the pattern of poverty in a D.C. neighborhood.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:42:01 EDTDespite Japan's disaster, atomic energy can't be writtenoff.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:17:00 EDTGeorge 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.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:51:04 EDTThe U.S. Commission on Civil Rights ends an inquiry into gender bias at colleges after members question the quality of data collected.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:27:06 EDTWomen 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.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:38:00 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:29:00 EDTSchool 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 .
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:29:00 EDTAmerican diplomats, aid workers and their families - evacuated from countries in turmoil - seek shelter in a nondescript apartment building in Falls Church, Va.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:24:01 EDTMayor Vincent C. Gray's search has focused on one person: Interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:56:00 EDTA student has been charged with felony abduction after an argument over a library study room.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:27:01 EDTA student has been charged with felony abduction after an argument over a library study room.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:05:02 EDTMARYLAND'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....
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:04:02 EDTIF 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...
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:02:01 EDTA counterrevolution gains strength across the Middle East.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:55:00 EDTPresident 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.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 03:59:01 EDTThe Fairfax County School Board began a comprehensive review of its discipline policies in the aftermath of a suicide of a 15-year-old student.
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 00:00:00 EDTA 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....
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:11:03 EDTTHE 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...
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:08:02 EDTTHE 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...
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:51:04 EDTAllegations against Mayor Fenty turn out to be baseless.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:09:02 EDTThe Fairfax County School Board began a comprehensive review of its discipline policies in the aftermath of a suicide of a 15-year-old student.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:05:00 EDTPresident 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.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:06:01 EDTIN 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...
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 20:08:01 EDTTHE 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...
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:09:01 EDTTHE 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.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:55:00 EDTA small but growing number of predominantly African American student groups are coming to Lego robotics competitions.
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 23:46:00 ESTA 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.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:23:06 EDTThey find themselves in the center of a larger debate during a period of dwindling resources and shifting priorities.
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 18:38:01 ESTINTERIM 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.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:18:00 EDTHayley 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 05:54:00 ESTMore 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.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:24:00 EDTD.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.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:14:01 ESTPrince 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.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 22:27:00 ESTTrustees 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.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 22:14:00 ESTWhen fists started to fly, the students flipped on their camera phones.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 20:00:03 ESTStudent 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.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 04:07:00 ESTMayor 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.
Sun, 06 Mar 2011 20:25:01 ESTMayor 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.
Sun, 06 Mar 2011 21:12:01 ESTStung 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.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:23:00 EDTThe 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?
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 16:54:07 EDTAt 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
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:55:01 ESTThe 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:20:00 ESTA 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2011 09:36:00 ESTINDIANAPOLIS -- 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.
Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:24:01 ESTAmerican diplomats, aid workers and their families - evacuated from countries in turmoil - seek shelter in a nondescript apartment building in Falls Church, Va.
Thu, 03 Mar 2011 12:15:00 ESTINDIANAPOLIS - 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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 21:55:03 ESTThomas 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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 22:28:03 ESTExpense 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.
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:28:01 ESTBill 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.
Sun, 27 Feb 2011 16:14:22 ESTPHILADELPHIA -- 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.
Sun, 27 Feb 2011 23:29:01 ESTBy 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...
Sun, 27 Feb 2011 23:27:01 ESTEven 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?
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 00:57:00 ESTA 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.
Sat, 26 Feb 2011 19:28:01 ESTRICHMOND - 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.
Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:43:00 ESTThe 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.
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 23:16:02 ESTSchool 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.
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 22:13:01 ESTArlington 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.
Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:45:01 ESTThe 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.
Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:55:01 ESTDebby 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.
Tue, 22 Feb 2011 20:03:01 ESTD.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.
Mon, 21 Feb 2011 22:14:01 ESTThe 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.
Sun, 20 Feb 2011 22:43:00 ESTCHARLOTTESVILLE - Flash mobs assemble in public spaces to dance, protest or do battle with lightsabers.
Sun, 20 Feb 2011 22:43:01 ESTTeachers, 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?
Sun, 20 Feb 2011 00:39:00 ESTNick 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...
Fri, 18 Feb 2011 20:04:00 ESTDozens 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.
Sat, 19 Feb 2011 22:06:00 ESTA 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.
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 22:38:01 ESTToday, 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.
Wed, 16 Feb 2011 22:29:01 ESTU.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.
Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:51:00 ESTFacing 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.
Wed, 16 Feb 2011 22:07:00 ESTFairfax 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.
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 22:40:05 ESTA 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
Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:31:01 ESTDENVER - 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?
Tue, 15 Feb 2011 22:40:01 ESTRICHMOND - 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.
Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:05:01 ESTPresident 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.