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  • Annual James River Expedition taking applications

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The James River Association is taking applications until March 20 for its floating classroom, which transports Virginia students down the 340-mile length of the James. The 5th annual James River Expedition…

  • VCU keeps a door open for possible Sweet Briar transfers

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University is leaving the door open for Sweet Briar College students. VCU says it has extended its transfer application deadline and will work with Sweet Briar students who want…

  • Art from DC students to go on display at Education Dept.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Art by District of Columbia schoolchildren is set to go on display at the U.S. Education Department headquarters. The exhibit will open Wednesday. The event will feature music and dance performances and…

  • Sweet Briar College to close because of financial issues

    SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Sweet Briar College will shut down this summer because of financial issues. The private women’s college in Sweet Briar announced the Aug. 25 closure Tuesday in a news release. The…

  • School districts consider how to make up snow days

    WASHINGTON — March has definitely roared in like a lion, and with more winter weather in the forecast, some school districts are scrambling to figure out how they’re going to make up for snow days…

  • U.Va. to hold town hall meetings on campus safety

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Campus safety is the focus of three town hall meetings at the University of Virginia this week. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1FN8PQS ) reports that each meeting will be hosted by a…

  • Rules finalized for Metrobus, D.C. Connector student discount

    WASHINGTON — Rules set out by the District Department of Transportation would offer free Metrobus and D.C. Connector rides for D.C. elementary and secondary school students for school-related travel. The department defines such travel as a trip by…

  • Montgomery County Public Schools hosting public forums in superintendent search

    WASHINGTON – Montgomery County Public Schools are hosting forums open to the public next week as part of their search for a new superintendent. According to the school system’s website, the goal of the forums…

  • How schools will make up lost snow days

    WASHINGTON – It’s that time of the year again, when school boards take a look at how many snow days they’ve used, and parents check on makeup day policies to see if spring break or…

  • DC mayor appoints new schools superintendent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has appointed Hansuel Kang as the city’s new schools superintendent. Kang will head the city’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education. That doesn’t mean she’s…

  • Push for a later start to the Md. school year introduced

    WASHINGTON –  It’s called the “Let Summer be Summer” bill, and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot introduced the proposal to the House Ways and Means Committee Thursday. The bill has garnered massive public support. In fact seven…

  • Board names Ronald Crutcher as president of U. of Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ronald A. Crutcher has been named president of the University of Richmond. The university announced Crutcher’s selection by the Board of Trustees on Monday in a news release. Crutcher will become…

  • Search committee formed to find new Virginia Tech provost

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech President Timothy D. Sands will lead a committee that will conduct a search for a new provost. The search committee will be co-chaired by Paul Knox, university distinguished professor…

  • Maryland lawmakers to tout benefits of science, math education

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland lawmakers are touting the importance of STEM education in Baltimore. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake are set to speak at a forum on Monday to highlight the…

  • Maryland students, educators set for new standardized test

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland public schools are preparing for new standardized testing. Elementary, middle and high school students are to start testing in March through the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and…