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An educator responds to a useless mandate the governor is trying to impose on teachers.
Swastikas were found at a middle school and an anti-Semitic text message was received by a student at a high school, both in Montgomery County.
The GOP majority said the rules overreached, while Democrats said they protected disadvantaged children.
The education secretary met with leaders of Agudath Israel of America.
In a pilot program sure to be noted by universities across the country, Harvard Law School will allow applicants to submit GRE scores in place of LSAT scores.
Standardized testing season is gearing up again.
The House has already voted to repeal the regulations, and the White House supports the effort.
Last month the Trump administration rescinded federal guidance on transgender student rights
An interview from the “Have You Heard” podcast with Rhee, in which she talks about the corporate school reform she helped pioneer and looks into the future.
One educator responds to her school district's closing because of the “A Day Without a Woman” protest: “It's the KIDS who stand to lose.”
His mother said he'd been bullied for months, but worried an Instagram clip made him look like the aggressor.
Staff shortages lead to some schools closures in Maryland, Virginia and D.C.
The difference between public schools and private schools is that public schools have a responsibility to all children.
Gavin Grimm, 17, has become an unlikely symbol in the fight for transgender rights.
Here's a list of some egregious mistakes made by the president and other prominent officials in his administration — and a reading list.
Two state schools chiefs say don't give up on big-scale school reform
A University of Pennsylvania professor counters the education secretary's contention that university faculty are silencing people with whom they disagree.
Colleges must lead the way in protecting free speech, the executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education argues after a controversial speaker was forced to flee a liberal arts campus.
He was executive director of the school choice advocacy group Great Lakes Education Project, started by DeVos and her husband in 2001.
While campus leaders expressed relief at some provisions of the revised executive order, they worried that the overall impact would be to deter top international scholars from coming to the United States.