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Multimedia JournalistThere's a two week bus tour traveling all around the country and its mission is to improve education all across America. Friday, September 21st, that bus stopped in Roanoke. The Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, made a stop at Virginia Western...
Virginia schools will no longer have to meet federal benchmarks of No Child Left Behind. The Virginia Department of Education announced Friday that it has received a waiver from theU.S. Department of Education. In a news release, Charles Pyle called the...
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Educationis seeking reinstatement of a fine against Virginia Tech for delayed warnings about a deadly campus shooting in April 2007. The Roanoke Times reports the department has asked U.S. Education...
Two local schools have received the first-ever U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award. Fishburn Park Elementary School in the City of Roanoke and the Gereau Center in Franklin County received the award, along with 76 other schools across...
StatewideU.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced May 14, the selection of Aneri Pattani of Cheshire, who attends Cheshire High School in Cheshire, as a 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Pattani is one of 141 outstanding American high school seniors that...
Expectations are high for this year's commencement speakers at Maryland universities — an august crew that includes the Obamas and their team of writers as well as funnyman Bill Cosby and Hollywood director Jason Winer. But to stand out — or...
The legislature fiddles while educators wait. That's one way to look at the Indiana General Assembly's decision to "pause" implementing Common Core standards until a study and public hearings are completed. These are the standards the Indiana State...
It's Teacher Appreciation Week, the standardized testing season has mostly ended in the public schools this year — and what have we learned? Parents have learned that their first-graders are developing test anxiety. Teachers have learned that they...
The reverberations from the departure of Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso will be felt nationally as well as locally. Six years ago, I was a member of the Baltimore school board that hired him. Our risky vision was to try to recruit a game-changer...
2007 •The Baltimore school board hires Andrés Alonso, New York City's No. 2 education official, as its schools CEO. 2008 •Alonso introduces "Fair Student Funding," which gave principals the autonomy to formulate their budgets. He also...
The argument could be heard first, neighbors said. Then the police lights began flashing through their windows. Residents in Baltimore's Upton neighborhood, not unfamiliar with police activity, said they peered outside. A man they recognized as a...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two South Dakota high school students are among more than 140 students from across the country being recognized for their accomplishments in academics or the arts. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the...
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