Officials say 151 public schools and one school division in Virginia have earned the highest awards given under a state incentive program.
Virginia ranked fifth nationwide in the percentage of public school students earning a score of 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement examinations.
Too many students worry more about being killed by a gun than learning in the classroom, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said on Thursday, as he cautioned that firearms alone do not make schools safer.
In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting last month, Montgomery County is accelerating its security plan for elementary schools.
The student’s attack began with a shotgun blast through the windows of a California high school. Rich Agundez, the El Cajon policeman assigned to the school, felt his mind shift into overdrive.
Children who come with the ability to interact with computer screens and basic keyboard knowledge find it much easier to learn in today’s classrooms.
The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students’ achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.
African-American or Hispanic students may be more likely to be suspended, expelled — or even arrested — than their white peers.
Virginia public schools will continue to be required to get the state Department of Education’s permission if they want to open before Labor Day.
It looks like students in Virginia could be heading back to class a little earlier in the near future.