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  • Lawmaker wants armed officer in every Md. school

    WASHINGTON – Maryland state lawmakers are considering a controversial bill that would place armed officers in schools statewide. The proposal comes from Republican Delegate John Cluster Jr., a retired police officer from Baltimore County. “Although…

  • McAuliffe weighs in on year-round schools

    WASHINGTON – Across Virginia, there is growing interest in school calendars that would do away with the traditional model and have students attend classes throughout the year. Instead of an extended summer vacation, students would…

  • Patricia Godbolt White, 1 of the Norfolk 17, dies at 72

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Patricia Godbolt White, one of the first black students to enroll in Norfolk’s public schools, has died. She was 72. Metropolitan Funeral Service says White died Friday at a hospital in…

  • Frostburg State hosts satellite feed of climate session

    FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — Frostburg State University is inviting the public to watch a satellite feed of a national conference on climate change. Officials of the school in western Maryland say the university is one…

  • College Freshmen’s Grades Hurt Most by Time on Facebook

    (AMES, Iowa) — One thing that new college students might hear from their parents as they head off to school is to focus on their grades and not to spend so much time on Facebook.…

  • Nominations sought for Virginia’s Super Teacher Awards

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nominations are being sought for Virginia’s 8th annual Super Teacher Awards. The Super Teacher program honors eight outstanding K-12 public school teachers in Virginia each year. Each winner will receive $2,000…

  • 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.…