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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

Shayley Grace Martin of Virginia breathes a sigh of relief after correctly spelling a word during round six of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

2 Boys Share National Spelling Bee Title

Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe were declared co-winners after judges nearly run out of championship words.

05/29/2014

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Police: Teacher Showed Up Drunk To School In Loudoun County

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s office says a second-grade teacher has been charged with being drunk in public after he was arrested at school.

05/23/2014

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

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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

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US Teachers Nowhere as Diverse as Their Students

U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students.

05/04/2014

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Student Stabbed During Fight at Baltimore School

Baltimore school officials say a 14-year-old student is in stable condition after being stabbed by an older student at their school.

05/02/2014

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