Three schools have opened this year in Loudoun County to accommodate the explosive growth of the student population, which has more than doubled since 2000.
Students, teachers and public officials dedicated two schools late last week: Cardinal Ridge Elementary School in Centreville on Thursday and Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn on Friday. A third, Trailside Middle School in Ashburn, had its dedication at the end of September.Read full article >>
As the number of homeless children in the District is increasing, public schools need to redouble efforts to help them, according to a new report by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.
More than 4,000 children in D.C. public schools qualified as homeless in the past school year, a 37 percent increase from the 2011-2012 school year, the report found. That includes nearly a quarter of students in some schools. And one in eight schools had a homeless rate of more than 10 percent. The figures include families living with friends or relatives, as well as those living in shelters or motels.Read full article >>
The parents of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old University of Virginia sophomore, released a statement Monday pleading for information about her whereabouts, 30 days after she disappeared in downtown Charlottesville.Read full article >>
The Prince George’s County Public School System will hold a forum Tuesday night to get input from the community about priorities for the 2016 budget.
The meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the school district’s administration building.Read full article >>