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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

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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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Wyoming House Passes Bill Allowing Teachers To Carry Guns At Schools

Local school boards could allow teachers and other workers at Wyoming’s K-12 schools who hold concealed-carry permits to carry guns on campus under a bill the Wyoming House of Representatives introduced on Thursday.

02/14/2014

U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

Va. Republicans Want to Reduce Standardized Testing

House Republicans want to reduce how many standardized tests Virginia’s public school students take.

01/14/2014

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Standardized Tests Under Fire in Maryland

The standardized tests called the Maryland School Assessments are coming under fire from some parents, teachers, lawmakers and school officials.

12/23/2013

U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

Virginia Board of Education OKs Letter-Based Grading System

Virginia education officials will soon use a letter-based system to grade the state’s public schools.

11/21/2013

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Nation’s Education Secretary Hails D.C. Improvement on U.S. Report Card

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says District of Columbia school officials deserve credit for big leaps in scores on the Nation’s Report Card.

11/07/2013

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