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Washington DC Area Hit By Spring Snow

D.C., Md. Schools Considering How To Make Up Snow Days

With D.C. public schools and more than half of Maryland’s 24 school districts having reached or exceeded their allocated snow days this year, officials are weighing their options about how to make up the days they’ve used.


Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks at the TIME Summit On Higher Education Day 2 at Time Warner Center on Sept. 20, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for TIME)

Secretary Duncan: ‘I Used Some Clumsy Phrasing That I Regret’

Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday said he regretted his “clumsy phrasing” in singling out white suburban moms for opposing new higher academic standards.


President Barack Obama shakes hands with university and college students after urging Congress to pass legislation that would keep federal student loan rates from doubling during an event in the East Room of the White House on June 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Study: 1 In 6 People Have Defaulted On Government-Backed Student Loans

A new survey shows that millions of people have defaulted on their government-backed student loans.


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Virginia Students Find Math SOLs More Challenging

Virginia education officials say the state’s new, more rigorous mathematics tests proved to be a challenge for students during the last school year.


File photo of students taking an exam. (Photo by FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/GettyImages)

Test Fees For Low-Income Students Gets DOE Funding

West Virginia will receive nearly $53,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to cover fees charged to low-income students who take Advanced Placement tests.