Two students were shot inside of a Philadelphia high school Friday afternoon. (credit: CBS Philadelphia)

Police: 2 Philadelphia High School Students Shot

Police are reporting that two students have been shot at a Philadelphia school.


Nearly one-third (31 percent) of recent grads reported their monthly loan payments as greater than 12 percent of their income, a nearly 10 percent increase from 2000. Photo credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Should Students Learn Cursive? Some States Say Yes

The swirling lines from Linden Bateman’s pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms.


President Barack Obama is launching an initiative to combat sexual assault, particularly on college campuses, turning the spotlight on a problem that has devastated millions of Americans yet rarely receives such White House attention. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Md. Graduation Rate Up to 83.6 Percent in 2012

Maryland education officials say the state’s graduation rate was 83.6 percent for the class of 2012, an increase of 1.5 percentage points over two years.


NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25:  Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for MTV)

Annapolis High School’s ‘Dance Contract’ Prohibits Twerking

If you can’t stop or won’t stop twerking (we’re looking at you, Miley), Annapolis High School will kick you out of the dance.


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Md. Gov. Candidates Discuss Education

Maryland candidates for governor are telling the state’s teachers some of their plans for improving education.


File photo of a teacher with a classroom full of students. (Photo by PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)

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.


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

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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