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U.S. Grants Aimed at Assisting Va. Schools, Students

More than $13 million in federal funding is headed to Virginia to improve mental health services for students and to expand school safety programs.

10/17/2014

Police are shown helping during dismissal at Maury Elementary School in Alexandria on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Alexandria Police)

Alexandria Students Released After Lock-in

Students in all Alexandria Public Schools were on lock-in Tuesday afternoon after someone reportedly waved a weapon near a school, police say.

09/16/2014

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

Va. Education Leader Continuing Listening Tour

The Virginia Board of Education’s leader is continuing a listening tour to hear about important issues facing the state’s public schools.

09/06/2014

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Study: Gunshots Fired Near More Than Half of D.C. Schools

A new study shows that large numbers of District of Columbia school students likely heard gunfire near their school buildings during the 2011-2012 school year.

09/03/2014

File photo of school buses at a school. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

1st Day of Classes Brings Changes for Va. Schools

About 400,000 Virginia students are heading back to school in the Washington area and will find some changes this year.

09/02/2014

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

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Students Get Sick After Drinking School Milk

Supplier says faulty equipment may have caused the milk to turn bad before the expiration date.

05/30/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan speak during a visit J.O. Wilson Elementry School on March 21, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Issues New Guidance Reminding Schools To Enroll Children Brought In US Illegally

Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the U.S. illegally, the Obama administration said Thursday, characterizing reports of hindrances as troubling.

05/09/2014

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Montgomery, Prince George’s Snow Waiver Granted

Maryland education officials have granted two counties’ requests for a waiver of snow days.

04/03/2014

File photo of a classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Black Students More Likely To Be Suspended, Even In Preschool

Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers.

03/21/2014

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