Education

Parents and students protest in Montgomery County

Md. Parents, Students Hold ‘Sleep-In’ for Later School Start Times

Dozens of students and parents rolled out their sleeping bags and sported their pajamas in a “sleep-in” protest outside the Montgomery County Board of Education Monday afternoon.

02/09/2015

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Alexandria Tops List for Best Mid-Sized Cities for Education

If your child is receiving an education in Alexandria, Virginia, they may be receiving one of the best educations in America — at least for mid-sized cities.

02/03/2015

A Maryland middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly authored two fiction books depicting a “futuristic school shooting” using a pseudonym.  (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Legislative Leaders to Seek to Restore Md. Education Money

Maryland’s legislative leaders say they’ll work to boost funding for education in the state budget.

01/30/2015

obama education taxes

White House Decides Not To Tax College Saving Plans

President had proposed taxing 529 plans as part of sweeping reforms to college education finance system, but the suggested change was immediately attacked by Democrats and Republicans.

01/27/2015

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Md. Falls from Top of School Rankings but Leads Mid-Atlantic

A new report says Maryland fell two spots from leading the nation in school performance, though it’s still ahead of the rest of the Mid-Atlantic region and most of the country.

01/08/2015

Aryan Bocquet, Parent Engagement Manager for My School DC, working The School Finder - a new online tool for to allow families to search for in-boundary school while exploring other options available to them. (Photo by Violet Ikonomova/All-News 99.1)

Annual D.C. ‘EdFEST’ Held to Help Parents Through Lottery Applications

It’s school choice season in the District as parents get ready to fill out lottery applications for the next school year.

11/22/2014

A Maryland middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly authored two fiction books depicting a “futuristic school shooting” using a pseudonym.  (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Education Board Recognizes 2 Divisions, 40 Schools

The Virginia Board of Education is honoring two school divisions and 40 schools for improving the academic performance of economically disadvantaged students.

10/30/2014

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Still Bringing The Thrills: Behind The Scenes Of Raytheon’s Epcot Ride

Raytheon, a longtime supporter of education in science, technology, engineering and math, created Sum of All Thrills to show the real-life application of concepts such as angles, velocity and kinetic energy.

10/27/2014

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The Phantom Tollbooth: The Surprising Tech Behind Highway Toll Lanes

The idea behind automated toll collection seems simple: A car passes through with a transponder, and a radio sensor charges the owner’s account.

10/27/2014

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Next Generation Tech Puts Air Traffic Ahead Of The Weather

Bad weather takes the blame for most air traffic delays, whether it’s a blizzard that is blanketing Buffalo in snow or a Midwestern summer storm that shoots lightning around the airspace.

10/20/2014

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