Education

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)

US Schools Safe Haven For Many Immigrant Children

After 14 years of separation from her parents and a harrowing journey across the U.S. border, Milsa Martinez finds solace in the northern Virginia high school where she’s perfecting her English and learning civics and math.

07/15/2014

File photo of a student shopping for textbooks. (Photo credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Schools Work to Keep Incoming College Students From ‘Summer Melt’

The excitement of acceptance into that dream college has passed. The first day of classes is still weeks away. But the resources provided by high school teachers and computer labs are no longer available for recent graduates.

07/07/2014

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D.C. to Suspend Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

The District of Columbia school system won’t include students’ standardized test scores in teacher evaluations for the upcoming academic year as it adjusts to new tests that adhere to Common Core academic standards.

06/19/2014

Parents and students in Montgomery County protest school start times at a School Board meeting in Rockville. (Jim MacKay/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Students, Parents Protest Montgomery County School Start Times

Students and parents in Montgomery County, some dressed in their pajamas, are protesting to push back school start times.

06/17/2014

President Barack Obama plays with a Hoberman Sphere as he talks with 12-year-old Peyton Robertson, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, during the White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 27, 2014. The White House Science Fair celebrates the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Promotes Math, Tech Aid at White House Science Fair

President Barack Obama is drawing attention to girls’ science and engineering accomplishments as he announces efforts to diversify the nation’s technological workforce.

05/27/2014

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Maryland Schools May Adopt Post-Labor Day Start

Comptroller Peter Franchot is praising a vote by a state task force to recommend a longer summer break for Maryland students.

05/20/2014

Fourth-grade children work on a math problem in the elementary school. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

2+2=What? Parents Rail Against Common Core Math

As schools around the U.S. implement national Common Core learning standards, parents trying to help their kids with math homework say that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing has become as complicated as calculus.

05/15/2014

File photo of school lockers. (credit: CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Maryland Approves $131 Million More For School Construction

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved an additional $131 million in unallocated funding for school construction funding.

05/14/2014

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Schools Seek Changes To Healthier Lunch Rules

Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.

05/05/2014

President Barack Obama presents Sean McComb, a teacher at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts in Baltimore County, with the National Teacher of the Year award at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 1, 2014. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Baltimore County Teacher Honored at White House

A Maryland high school teacher who helps push students toward college is being honored at the White House as the National Teacher of the Year.

05/01/2014

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