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Commentary By Karim Kai Ani: Students Need Better Math Instructions

The back-to-school season kicks off in the District today. Schools in Maryland and Virginia will soon follow. Commentator Karim Kai Ani says we should pay close attention to the kind of math instruction students receive when they arrive.

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Maryland's Dinosaur Camp Provides Education Rich In History, Science And Fossils

It may be the first day of school, but some students have been busy learning outside of the classroom this summer. The D.C. region is unusually rich fossil hunting territory, and children at Dinosaur Camp have spent the hot, humid days digging around for cool fossil findings.

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Higher Education Standards Awaits D.C.P.S. Students As They Return To School

Today is the first day of school for traditional and charter public schools in the District. D.C. Public Schools opened its doors today to approximately 45,000 students, almost 4,000 teachers and more than 6,500 staff.

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Montgomery County's Schools Superintendent To Hold Town Hall Meetings

Montgomery County's new schools superintendent is inviting parents to get to know him at a series of upcoming town halls and public meetings.

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Students Gear Up For First Day At Renovated Wilson High School

Woodrow Wilson High School will begin the academic year with an almost 400,000 square foot building which has been completed modernized.

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Georgetown Basketball Players Brawl With Chinese Team

Georgetown's men's basketball team is regrouping after a "friendship" game against a Chinese professional squad in Beijing devolved into a violent fracas.

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After Charter Schools Close, Parents Race To Find New Placements

Nearly 750 D.C. students were left looking for new schools after three charter schools closed and two eliminated their high school programs.

Charter school advocates defend the closures and say test scores at charters are still higher than they are in traditional D.C. public schools, in part because of their tough-love approach. But parents say in the short term, these school closure decisions leave their families hanging.