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  • Thank an educator on National Teacher Appreciation Day

    WASHINGTON — Have a teacher who helped you learn or gave you direction? Tuesday is a day to offer thanks because it’s National Teacher Appreciation Day. WTOP took to Twitter to ask people about some the…

  • State teachers, local lawmakers continue push for Maryland education funding

    ROCKVILLE, Md. — Maryland’s General Assembly session is over, but the fight for school funding continues. The Maryland State Education Association has kicked off a new campaign to push Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to put…

  • Former Md., D.C., school superintendent Vance dies

    WASHINGTON — Former Montgomery County schools superintendent Paul L. Vance has died. Vance, who also served as superintendent for D.C. schools, served in Montgomery County from 1991 to 1999. He was the first black man…

  • Google embeds engineers as professors

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course. First, there was her name: Professor Sabrina. She was an African…

  • Johns Hopkins students vote to oppose Chick-fil-A on campus

    WASHINGTON — Students at Johns Hopkins University are saying no to a Chick-fil-A on campus. The Baltimore, Maryland, school’s student government voted earlier this week to block  any effort by Chick-fil-A to open a store on campus,…

  • Fewer teachers, larger class sizes could be in store for Montgomery County public schools

    WASHINGTON — Shameful: That’s what a Montgomery County Council member thinks of what’s going on in Annapolis. Montgomery County Public Schools are facing a cut of 370 school-based staff positions in the next school year,…

  • ‘Mathical’ prize honors 4 children’s books for math themes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Math-related children’s books are being awarded a new literature prize as the National Math Festival begins. The Children’s Book Council and Berkeley, California-based Mathematical Sciences Research Institute are awarding the Mathical: Books…

  • UMW drops test requirement for high-achieving applicants

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Students with a high school grade-point average of at least 3.5 won’t have to take standardized admissions tests to be admitted to the University of Mary Washington. The Free Lance-Star reports…

  • Catholic University students vote for right to carry guns

    WASHINGTON — Some students at the Catholic University of America say it’s time to allow guns to be carried on campus. But the college located in Northeast D.C. says it will not be changing its gun…

  • Local girl gets into 8 Ivy League schools

    WASHINGTON — By the age of 17, Pooja Chandrashekar has accomplished more than many adults do in a lifetime. While a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, she founded a nonprofit organization…

  • Judge refuses to block closing of small Va. women’s college

    BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A judge is refusing to block Sweet Briar College from closing its doors. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1awDxne ) reports that the ruling came Wednesday in Bedford Circuit Court, where Judge James…

  • 3 area colleges make most-underrated list

    WASHINGTON — What do Howard University in D.C., St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland and James Madison University in Virginia have in common?  All three have landed on BuzzFeed’s list of the 27 most underrated colleges in…

  • Charter school bill gets preliminary approval

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan’s charter school bill is advancing in the House of Delegates. On Thursday the House education subcommittee voted 10-1 to move the measure to a vote by the full…

  • Feds end review of VMI’s handling of sex assault report

    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) – Virginia Military Institute has been removed from a list of colleges under federal investigation for their handling of sexual assault reports. VMI spokesman Stewart D. MacInnis tells The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1INA6ny…

  • Virginia Union to celebrate 150th anniversary

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Union University is set to conduct a celebration of its 150th anniversary. Several ceremonies are set for Thursday in Richmond. Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to join university faculty, staff…