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Fairfax School Wins International Honor For Sustainability

Lanier Middle School's efforts to put environmentalism at the center of education have won them an award.

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Kaya Henderson Gets High Marks At Confirmation Hearing

Acting D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson hasn't been confirmed as the permanent schools chief just yet. The council is expected to vote on her confirmation next Tuesday, but Thursday the public got a chance to offer input on the decision.

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Rich Baltimore: Chemistry Class Shapes A Career

Rich Baltimore, a sustainability, energy and climate change consultant from the District, recalls the first time he made water out of thin air -- and the chain reaction it set off in his life.

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Va. Student Safety Bills Signed Into Law

Several pieces of legislation designed to improve safety for school children in Virginia were signed into law Tuesday.

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Arlington County Libraries To Extend Hours

Additional funding means Arlington County, Va., is planning to expand its hours at several public library branches.

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New Va. Laws Focus On School Safety

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law several bills intended to improve school safety Tuesday.

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Arlington Copes With Rising Enrollment

In Virginia, public schools are bursting at the seams, and opinions are divided over how to cope with the steadily increasing enrollments.

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Exhibit Puts Focus on School Facilities

Only a fraction of students at The Washington Metropolitan High School scored proficient on recent reading tests. But junior Joshua Elliot says it doesn’t have to be that way, and improving the school’s library is an important step.