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  • 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…

  • Top Va. House Republican to seek university athletic fee cap

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state House Republican Majority Leader Kirk Cox says he wants to limit the amount of mandatory fees public universities can collect from students to pay for athletic programs. Cox said…

  • U.Va. to make public reviews of response to rape allegations

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan says the school will make public reviews of how it responds to sexual assault allegations. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1r2m0Lf ) reports that Sullivan announced the…

  • Get ready NoVa: more year-round school

    Manassas Park, Va., gets $50,000 to study and implement year-round school calendar.

  • Top educators honored in Maryland

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Howard County high school teacher is Maryland’s Teacher of the Year. Jody Zepp is a government and psychology teacher at Hammond High School. Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery made…

  • Va. campus sexual assault task force meets

    LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s governor says the disappearance of college student Hannah Graham reinforces the mission of his task force on campus sexual assaults. Gov. Terry McAuliffe mentioned the missing…

  • Va. Alcohol Beverage Control plans college tour

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is going to college campuses around the state to talk to students and others about preventing alcohol and drug abuse. The tour will begin…

  • Maryland to announce Teacher of the Year

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland is set to name its “Teacher of the Year.” The state will hold its 24th annual Maryland Teacher of the Year reception on Friday evening and will announce the winner of…

  • Few Va. schools participate in new meal program

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Few public schools in Virginia are participating in a new federal meal program for students. The program makes free breakfast and lunch available to all students in schools or districts where…

  • AU class teaches the lessons of ‘Hunger Games’

    American University is offering a new class this semester about the popular book and movie trilogy \”The Hunger Games.\”

  • 10 Virginia schools win US recognition

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ten Virginia schools are being honored by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Each has been named a National Blue Ribbon school, signifying academic rigor and dramatic gains in student achievement.…

  • Charter school opening new Tech Prep Academy in D.C.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Friendship Public Charter School is opening an expanded campus in southeast Washington after an $18 million construction project. The school is planning a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Wednesday morning for the new Friendship…

  • Fairfax County superintendent to present plan for later school start time

    The issue of later school start times is about to be resolved
    in the largest public school system in the D.C.-Baltimore metropolitan area
    after more than a decade of debate.

  • In Fairfax County, an influx of immigrants has wide-ranging effects

    Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed the southern U.S. border; many have ended up in Virginia.

  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core

    MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against…