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  • Local schools could see funding shrink under proposed Md. budget

    WASHINGTON – Despite a promised infusion of cash for Maryland schools, area school systems would actually lose money under Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposed state budget. Hogan introduced his $16.1 billion spending plan this week. He…

  • Maryland analysts find flaws in charter school study

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland state analysts say a study on charter schools ordered by the legislature is incomplete and lacking sufficient detail. The Maryland Department of Legislative Services issued its findings in a letter…

  • Campuses arming officers as parents, others seek assurances

    Nearly all campus police officers at public universities now carry guns, pepper spray and other weapons, according to a new Justice Department report, and experts say more private schools are looking to arm police. Overall,…

  • DC students to present reading of MLK’s ‘Dream’ speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Students from Watkins Elementary School in northeast Washington are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by presenting a reading of his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial. The National…

  • Already struggling, VSU learns of enrollment decline

    ETTRICK, Va. (AP) — Virginia State University has seen another sharp decline in enrollment, and the revenue the students would bring to the campus. As a result, interim President Pamela V. Hammond will have to…

  • Businesses, film festival pay for D.C. students to see ‘Selma’

    WASHINGTON – D.C. Public Schools students will have the chance to see the Academy Award-nominated movie “Selma” thanks to private donations and the help of a local film festival. The March on Washington Film Festival…

  • Va. Senate panel votes to override AG on in-state tuition

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Legislation is advancing in the Virginia Senate to bar undocumented immigrants from attending state colleges at in-state tuition rates. On an 8-7 party-line vote Thursday, the Republican-controlled Education and Health Committee…

  • Applications to U.Va. decline for first time since 2002

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia has seen a decline in applications for the first time since 2002. The university received 31,107 applications during the current admissions cycle. That’s down from 31,336 applications…

  • Report says ex-Va. education administrator misused funds

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A report by the Virginia State Inspector General says a former state education administrator misused public funds and falsified travel records. The Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1DY8pXp) obtained a copy of the report.…

  • ‘Wish List’ given to Va. lawmakers for 2015 General Assembly session

    FAIRFAX, Va. — Virginia lawmakers head back to Richmond on Wednesday for the 2015 General Assembly session. But ahead of that new session, on Saturday at the Fairfax County Government Center, state senators and delegates from…

  • Md. falls from top of school rankings but leads Mid-Atlantic

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A new report says Maryland fell two spots from leading the nation in school performance, though it’s still ahead of the rest of the Mid-Atlantic region and most of the country. Education…

  • House Republicans outline Va. K-12 agenda for ’15 session

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican lawmakers say they will make improving the state’s public schools a top priority during the upcoming legislative session. House Republican leaders outlined a series of measures during a conference call…

  • Fairfax schools trends on Twitter

    WASHINGTON – Displeasure with Fairfax County Public Schools’ decision to open school on time Tuesday lit up the Twittersphere. So many people tweeted #closeFCPS that it was trending on Twitter. Students tweeted about car wrecks, slippery…

  • Work begins on $1.3M roof revamp of UVa’s Old Cabell Hall

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Construction has begun on a new roof for Old Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia. Crews are replacing slate and rubberized portions of the roof of the building that dates…

  • U. Va. Board chair decries ‘drive-by journalism’

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The chairman of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors ripped into Rolling Stone magazine Friday, saying the magazine unfairly tarnished the school’s image with a piece of “drive-by journalism,” hurt…