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  • U.Va. releases new interim sexual misconduct policy

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia has released a new interim policy on sexual misconduct and “gender-based” violence. The policy prompted by an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education is effective immediately.…

  • Georgetown, GW best ‘value’ graduate schools

    A list of the 50 best value graduate degrees includes both Georgetown University, where graduate tuition is as high as $44,000, and George Washington University, where a global MBA can top $90,000. The list, compiled…

  • Virginia Tech board approves tuition and fee increases

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech says increasing tuition and fees is necessary to offset budget cuts and state-mandated costs. The university’s Board of Visitors voted on Monday to increase undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees…

  • Md. No. 1 in AP exam achievement; Va. third

    WASHINGTON — Many teens dread the Advanced Placement exams, but know they could save time and money by gaining college credit or even career training. Last year, student efforts paid off as the District,  Maryland and Virginia…

  • Education commission to meet in Prince George’s

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A commission in Prince George’s County on education is meeting. County Executive Rushern Baker’s Commission for Education Excellence is scheduled to meet in Upper Marlboro on Tuesday evening. The panel…

  • UMW rugby team suspended over chant

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – The University of Mary Washington has suspended activities for its men’s rugby team after officials there said an audio recording captured some team members chanting a song with violent and sexually…

  • Research points to widening achievement gap for Loudoun County students

    WASHINGTON — Loudoun County, Virginia, is known for being one of the richest counties in the area, but new data show its students may be losing academic ground. A four-year look (2011-2014) at how the…

  • Virginia developing rules to limit seclusion use in student discipline

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ State education officials are developing regulations to limit the use of restraint and seclusion to discipline unruly students. Signed into law by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia legislation requires the state…

  • U.Va. Board of Visitors approve series of tuition increases

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ The cost to attend the University of Virginia is going up. During meetings that ended Wednesday, the university’s Board of Visitors approved a series of tuition increases that raise the total…

  • Maryland to consider waiving up to 3 snow days

    BALTIMORE (AP) — School systems in Maryland can apply to waive up to three snow days this year. After a winter that saw many systems delay and cancel classes because of snow and ice, the…

  • Sweet Briar College says president and board won’t resign

    SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Sweet Briar College says its president and board members aren’t going to resign. Sweet Briar says in a statement to media outlets that allegations against President James Jones and the…

  • Charter school bill likely to get committee vote this week

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Senate committee is likely to vote this week on what direction the Maryland charter school law should go in the future. Sen. Joan Conway, D-Baltimore City, chairwoman of the Education,…

  • Student in trouble for posting Hindu swastika

    WASHINGTON — A senior law professor at George Washington University is blasting the school for a decision to crack down on a student who posted an image of a Hindu swastika on a bulletin board. The…

  • Virginia State University prof gets Fulbright Scholar grant

    ETTRICK, Va. (AP) — An accounting and finance professor at Virginia State University is heading to the University of Nigeria next school year thanks to a Fulbright Scholar grant. Officials say Young Dimkpah Nwoye was…

  • Opposition mounts to closure of Va. women’s college

    SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Sweet Briar College’s planned shutdown continues to generate opposition, and now includes a call for the president to resign. An alumnae group, Saving Sweet Briar Inc., issued the call Monday…