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U.S. Allows Md. Continued Flexibility for No Child Left BehindThe U.S. Department of Education has approved renewed flexibility for Maryland from provisions of the No Child Left Behind program.
Feds Lay Out Plan For College Rating System: Good, Bad, AverageA new rating plan for U.S. colleges from the U.S. Department of Education will divide schools into broad categories of good, bad and average based upon affordability, graduation rates and student loan repayment rates.
La. Gets Break From 'No Child Left Behind' RulesFederal officials have again granted Louisiana a waiver from compliance with the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law.
Maryland Pledges to Improve Teacher Evaluation SystemMaryland has become the first state in the nation to sign a memorandum pledging that all education officials will work together to improve the state's teacher evaluation system.
Report: DC and Md. Falling Behind When It Comes to Teaching Children With DisabilitiesThe U.S. Department of Education is changing the way it holds states accountable for the education of students with disabilities by adding more of a focus on student performance.
Study: 29 Percent Of College Enrollees Drop Out Before GraduationOnly 4 in 10 students who entered college in 2007 have earned degrees from the school where they started.
State Orders Northern Virginia College to Shut Down Virginia officials have ordered a northern Virginia college that catered to foreign students to shut down.
81 Percent of Va. High Schoolers Graduate On Time Virginia is seeing improvement in the rate of high school students who graduate on time.
Fairfax County Public Schools Reprimanded For Forging Documents By Being Asked To Repay $1 MillionFairfax County Public Schools is repaying a hefty fine as punishment from the federal government.
Federal Gov Asking For Student Loan ClarityU.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urging colleges and universities to adopt an easy-to-understand financial aid form to help students make smarter decisions on where to study, how to pay and determine what they'll owe.
Maryland Gets $6.7Million More To Turn Around Worst Schools Maryland will receive $6.7 million from the federal government to continue turnaround efforts in the state's worst schools, adding to the $60 million it has already received.
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