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08/10/2016

by Jennifer Bell and Nadja Young
August 10, 2016

The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states, for the first time, to measure and report on the academic performance of homeless and foster children, as well those from military families.

08/09/2016

 by Jason Russel
August 9th, 2016

School choice proponents argue that when parents can choose alternative schools, traditional public schools will have to improve. The latest evidence from Indiana seems to support the idea that public schools feel a need to compete.

Read here:www.washingtonexaminer.com/as-school-choice-grows-public-schools-have-to-compete/article/2598960

08/09/2016

 by Perry Stein
August 9, 2016

One group created a website to help sexual-assault survivors. Another launched an online forum to engage teenagers in politics. And then there was the educational game that spewed out facts about the environment as players progressed.

The Web coders behind the projects? All teenage girls.

08/09/2016

by Emma Brown
August 9, 2016

What will it take for U.S. schools to improve — not incrementally, but dramatically?

That’s the question that a bipartisan group of state lawmakers from around the country set out to answer two years ago, when they embarked on a study of the world’s highest-performing school systems. They compiled their answers in a report released Tuesday at the annual summit of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

08/08/2016

by Martin Austermuhle
August 8, 2016

For many students in the region, there’s still a few weeks of the summer break left. In Prince George's County, schools don't open until Aug. 23. In Montgomery County, it's Aug. 29. And in Virginia, by law, it isn't until after Labor Day.
But for 11 public schools in the District, students are going back to school Monday, Aug. 8.

08/08/2016

by The Kojo Nnamdi Show
August 8, 2016

08/03/2016

by Catherine Gerwertz
August 3, 2016

Getting low-income students into and through college isn't enough to position them well for success in the workplace. They need programs that give them strong mentors and real-world work experience, and help them build their science, math, and technology skills, according to a new report.

08/03/2016

by Liana Heitin
August 3, 2016

It's well-known there's a gender gap within science, technology, engineering, and math majors and careers, and a new study traces the moment many women give up on STEM to a single college class: calculus.

Read more here:blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2016/08/whats_keeping_women_out_of_stem_calculus_confidence.html

08/03/2016

by Jacob Fenston
August 3, 2016

New parents in the Washington region may have very different experiences, depending on whether they live in D.C., Maryland or Virginia: A new national report highly ranks the District for laws supporting people with very young children, but the two states lag far behind.

Unlike almost every nation in the world, the United States doesn’t require any sort of paid parental leave. But some states are going beyond the federal standards, with policies such as expanded unpaid parental leave, or paid sick leave.

07/28/2016
by Perry Stein
July 28, 2016
 
A Maryland couple who fraudulently enrolled three children in top DC public schools for a decade must pay the city more than $500,000 in fines, Attorney General Karl Racine announced Thursday.
 
The parents, both DC police officers, lived at various locations in Maryland and Virginia while their children attended DC schools between 2003 and 2013, according to the attorney general’s office.
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