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Virginia Offers $5,000 Merit Grants To Teachers

Virginia's Governor Bob McDonnell and the Virginia Department of Education are rolling out a new teacher merit-pay plan that invites some districts to compete for grants to award teachers in 'hard-to-staff' schools.

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James Woody: Our Children's Heroes

James Woody is a native Washingtonian and the executive director of D.C.'s Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys. Woody had the opportunity to learn about influencing the next generation from one of his personal heroes.

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Students Banned From Sharing Food After Suspected Marijuana Cupcake

Students at Frederick High School in Maryland are no longer allowed to bring food to share at lunchtime, after some ate a cupcake that may have been laced with marijuana.

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Catholic University Students Recognized For Solar Picnic Table

Six students at Catholic University received $3,000 to split amongst themselves for designing a solar picnic table.

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Teachers' Union Protests Washington Post

Members of the Washington Teachers' Union are protesting The Washington Post, saying the newspaper scapegoats teachers in the name of education reform.

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D.C. Looks To Cap Special Education Costs

Almost three thousand D.C. students with physical and emotional disabilities attend private schools both in and out of the District at taxpayers' expense. The cost is about three times that of the national average for similar students.

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Emily Gasoi: A Quiet Victory For The Pack

Emily Gasoi is a local educator and graduate student. Gasoi says that while she's had many notable learning experiences throughout her life, her memories of nursery school remain among her most formative.

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ACLU Says PW Co. Schools Block LGBT Websites

The American Civil Liberties Union says the public school district in Prince William County, Virginia is violating the rights of students and employees by blocking access to certain websites through school computers.