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Data: In Virginia, Teacher Pay Higher Than U.S. Average

Federal numbers show that Virginia’s teachers are paid more than the national average, but educators in some areas of the state get significantly less.


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Arlington Nonprofit Gets $5M from AT&T to Prevent Dropouts

AT&T is donating $5 million to a Washington-area charity that works to prevent students from dropping out of school.


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Man Smoked Meth, Slept Outside Va. School With Weapons in Car

A construction worker allegedly sleeping off a drug high at Stuarts Draft Middle School caused a scare Friday when weapons were spotted in his vehicle.


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Not Vacation: Summer Learning Programs Crucial

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


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Shooting Reported Outside Md. School

A shooting outside of Stedwick Elementary School in Gaithersburg is still under investigation by Montgomery County police.


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Md. 5th Grader To Present Business Idea to Warren Buffett

Lots of Howard County students like to read, but not all of them are working with the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship to market that passion in front of billionaires.


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In Va., Student Fires Gun on Bus

After a school official reported a disorderly child on a special needs school bus in Winchester, Virginia Monday morning, a police officer responded to calm the student down and sit with him for the duration of the bus ride.


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Va. Boy Suspended for Pretending Pencil Was a Gun

A Suffolk second grader has been suspended for making gunlike noises while pointing a pencil at another student.


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New Gaza Law Mandates Separate Classrooms For Boys, Girls

A new Gaza law mandating separate classrooms for boys and girls from age nine is another worrisome sign that the territory’s Islamic militant Hamas rulers are gradually imposing their fundamentalist practices, the head of a Gaza women’s group warned Tuesday.


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Schools Seriously Considering Later Start Times

School systems in the Washington area are looking at later high school start times. Advocates say the teenage biological clock is geared for later bedtimes and blame a lack of sleep for contributing to absenteeism, depression and poor academic performance.