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Transportation, Education Could Be Big Sticking Points For Hogan's Budget

Funding for large transportation projects — such as the Purple Line — and for large school districts are among Democrats' concerns as the new GOP governor prepares his fiscal plan.


A New Study Reveals Much About How Parents Really Choose Schools

Will choice and competition really improve academic quality? A new study out of New Orleans complicates the picture.
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Delayed Start For Most Of Area's Schools

A lot of districts are on a two-hour delay, but some are closed for the day.

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Va. Bill Would Require Colleges To Report Sexual-Assault Investigations

The goal, say supporters of the legislation, is to ensure that more cases make it into the justice system instead of being handled solely by college administrations.


North Carolina Rethinks The Common Core

Some states have been quick to drop the new national academic standards — but North Carolina is taking its time before deciding the Common Core's future in 2015.

For-Profit Charters Set To Run Pa. District's Schools

Pennsylvania's worst-performing district would have all of its schools run by a private charter school company.

Grief In The Classroom: 'Saying Nothing Says A Lot'

A new resource for educators offers insights and guidance to support students dealing with the loss of a loved one.
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Serving On A D.C. Charter School Board: Not As Easy As It Looks

Part of the DNA of charter schools is that they operate at the behest of school boards more than city lawmakers. While that can be a boon, it can also be a burden.


The World's Oldest First-Grader Is Honored By A Google Doodle

At age 84, Kimani Maruge put on a school uniform for the first time and went to school. Today's doodle pays tribute to his inspirational story.

U.Va. Reinstates Fraternity Accused In 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story

Phi Kappa Psi was at the center of a story alleging a 2012 gang rape at its house at the University of Virginia. The fraternity has consistently denied that events detailed in the article took place.