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D.C. Judge Tosses Out Most of School Closure Lawsuit

A judge is dismissing most of a federal lawsuit that attempted to halt the closure of 15 public schools.

10/10/2013

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Internet Speeds to Get Put to the Test in Va. Public Schools

The Virginia Department of Education is encouraging the state’s public schools to participate in a statewide test of Internet connection speeds next month.

09/11/2013

Despite all the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college expenses also are going up. SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Housing, Food Costs Top Rising Tuition Prices At Many US Colleges

Despite all the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college expenses also are going up.

08/13/2013

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Not Vacation: Summer Learning Programs Crucial

For many students and teachers, summer vacation was more like summer term.

08/11/2013

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Tuberculosis Diagnosed at Md. High School

Baltimore County public health officials are recommending that about 60 people get screened for tuberculosis after a case was reported at a high school.

08/02/2013

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DC Officials Respond to School Closing Lawsuit

District of Columbia officials are responding to a lawsuit over the closure of 15 schools, saying their plan was the result of extensive study and will improve education for all students.

04/25/2013

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Va. House Passes Bill to Grade Schools From A to F

The House of Delegates has passed legislation that would assign letter grades to public schools in Virginia just as teachers grade students from A to F.

02/04/2013

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Bill to Arm Va. School Employees Deferred

A Virginia legislative subcommittee has sent a proposal to arm public school employees to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s school safety task force.

01/17/2013

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Poll: Va. Supports Armed Officers in Public Schools

Virginians overwhelmingly support requiring background checks on buyers at gun shows and posting armed police officers in public school buildings after last month’s Connecticut school shooting, according to a statewide poll released Thursday.

01/10/2013

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O’Malley Announces $336M for School Construction

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration says $336 million in school construction funding and upgrades will be in the budget for the next fiscal year.

01/07/2013

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