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Prince George’s County Executive Seeking More School Control

The Prince George’s County Executive is seeking legislation to give his office more control over county schools.


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Northern Va. Schools Rank Among State’s Best

Officials say 151 public schools and one school division in Virginia have earned the highest awards given under a state incentive program.


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Va. Students Flex Brainpower, Rank 5th Nationwide in Advanced Placement Exams

Virginia ranked fifth nationwide in the percentage of public school students earning a score of 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement examinations.


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Duncan: Hard To Teach Kids Scared Of Being Killed

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.


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Montgomery Co. School Board Accelerates Security Plan

In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting last month, Montgomery County is accelerating its security plan for elementary schools.


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Experts: Trained Police Needed For School Security

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.


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Parent’s Prep: New Technology In Schools; What Parents Need To Know

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.


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Obama Unveils $1 Billion Plan To Create Elite Corps Of Master Teachers

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.


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Report: Minority Students Face Harsher Punishment From Schools

African-American or Hispanic students may be more likely to be suspended, expelled — or even arrested — than their white peers.


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‘Kings Dominion Law’ Lives On In Virginia: Committee Blocks Repeal

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.





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