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Richmond schools closing 2 extra days for mental health WTOP

(1 days ago) 2 days ago · RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond’s schools superintendent says schools will close for the entire first week of November, including two days “in the interest” of workers’ mental health. The

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Youngkin calls for every Virginia school to have cops on

(2 days ago) The debate over armed police officers at schools, commonly called school resource officers, has been ongoing in the D.C. region for some time.

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Montgomery County schools considering 3 schedules for next

(4 days ago) Montgomery County schools in Maryland will consider a schedule that would have kids back to school after Labor Day. Three calendar options are on the table before the school board’s Policy

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‘Unacceptable’ behavior prompts new Montgomery Co. schools

(9 days ago) 2 days ago · Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland’s largest public school district, is out with new safety rules for sports competitions in an aim to keep fans and spectators safe and under control.

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Is There a Lack of Diversity in Private Schools

(8 days ago) “Private schools do disproportionately serve white and higher-income families,” the report says. Cost is a Major Factor. While most private schools offer scholarship money, education experts

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Anne Arundel schools approve ‘healthier’ start times for

(9 days ago) The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that middle and high school students start at 8:30 a.m. or later, but the majority of public high schools and middle schools in …

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Fairfax Co. unveils testing, vaccination plans for schools

(7 days ago) At a school board work session Tuesday, Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia detailed plans to debut a coronavirus testing program next month that once fully in …

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Prince William County schools to pay staff who put in

(Just Now) The issue has caused late arrivals and packed parking lots in Maryland schools when school started this fall. Luke Garrett. Luke Garrett is a D.C. native dedicated to …

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Montgomery Co. school board seeks public input for new

(4 days ago) Montgomery County is conducting a national search for a new superintendent of schools and wants public input on who will lead Maryland’s largest school system.

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Youngkin’s school warnings intensify GOP’s suburban push

(Just Now) Youngkin’s final-days focus on sexual predators in schools, hardly a widespread issue, will test the limits of his suburban outreach and provide …

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Mask mandate may relax in some South Florida schools WTOP

(8 days ago) The mask mandate for students in some South Florida schools could be eased by the end of October as local rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to fall, officials said.

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Loudoun County School Board member resigns amid

(Just Now) Loudoun County, Virginia, school board member Beth Barts, who represents the Leesburg area, has been embroiled in controversy in recent months, and she announced her resignation Friday on social

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47 Best Public B-Schools for a Full-Time MBA WTOP

(5 days ago) In fact, the average in-state tuition for full-time MBA students during the 2020-21 school year was about $30,000 among the 37 of the top 47 public B-schools that reported annual tuition figures

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Alexandria schools launch on-site COVID-19 testing program

(5 days ago) 2 days ago · Alexandria, Virginia, launched an on-site COVID-19 testing program in its public schools this week, with plans to expand the program to all schools in the city by next week. The goal is …

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Shortages prompt Loudoun Co. schools remote learning days

(7 days ago) Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia said Tuesday that the “ongoing shortage of classroom and transportation substitutes” has prompted the …

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Schools are new battleground in war of disinformation over

(2 days ago) The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show a sharp rise in positive Covid-19 tests in children in school years 7 to 11, that is, age 11 to 16, since schools

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Realignment era: 6 C-USA schools leaving for American WTOP

(2 days ago) The three American schools are required to give the conference 27 months’ notice and pay $10 million exit fees. The Big 12 said it expected them to join by no later than summer of 2024.

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AP sources: 6 C-USA schools apply for AAC membership WTOP

(1 days ago) Six schools from C-USA — UAB, UTSA, Rice, North Texas, Charlotte and Florida Atlantic — have applied for membership with the American and are …

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Nearly 20 schools bus routes canceled in Charles Co. amid

(6 days ago) Nearly 20 school bus routes in Maryland’s Charles County are canceled Monday morning as drivers continue a labor action over wages and other issues with the school district. See a full list of

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Electric buses join Fairfax County schools’ transportation

(2 days ago) Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia is driving toward its goal of an entirely electric school bus fleet by 2035, with eight new buses and charging stations unveiled on Wednesday.

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Citing staffing shortage, Jefferson County to dismiss

(7 days ago) Jefferson County schools’ open positions average 150.5 per day, with the largest vacancy and absences on Fridays with an average 187. The average “fill rates” with a substitute is 51%, and

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Where the best public high schools are located WTOP

(2 days ago) Quality high schools can be found across the country, particularly in the suburbs. To determine the 2021 Best High Schools, U.S. News reviewed nearly 24,000 public high schools

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Email from Loudoun Co. superintendent alerted school board

(5 days ago) The superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools sent a brief, confidential email to school board members on May 28 — the same day a female student at …

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Frederick Co. schools loosen quarantine rules, require

(5 days ago) Frederick Co. schools loosen quarantine rules, require vaccine or testing for sports. Frederick County Public Schools has new guidelines on who needs to …

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‘It is depriving students’: After delays vetting DC

(7 days ago) As of May 19, 2021, all D.C. Public Schools employee, volunteer and contractor candidates have to complete a clearance application for child protection registry screening, and all candidates are

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Following violence at football game, 2 Montgomery County

(1 days ago) Following a recent large fight at a Maryland high school football game, two Montgomery County schools are changing the time of an upcoming game this …

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Seneca Valley High School principal says fights forced end

(Just Now) School leaders in Montgomery County, Maryland, said student fights caused an early ending to a football game at Seneca Valley High School against Northwest High School on Friday night.

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Montgomery Co. school system reverses strict COVID-19

(3 days ago) Schools started using the rapid tests Monday, and they’re already helping keep students out of unnecessary quarantines, officials said. For example, …

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Anne Arundel Co. schools’ plan to incentivize bus drivers

(7 days ago) Anne Arundel County, Maryland, schools are offering new incentives for school bus drivers, who earlier Wednesday returned to work after a two-day strike amid an …

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Anne Arundel Co. superintendent addresses bus driver

(Just Now) Anne Arundel County Public Schools is about 60 bus drivers short, which is a 9% shortage, Arlotto told lawmakers. But he said the number fluctuates and some bus drivers have been absent because

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COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school

(6 days ago) Schools try to fill in with substitutes, but they’re in short supply, too. Only about a quarter of the pool of 1,000 qualified substitutes is willing to work in Fresno Unified, said Nikki Henry

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All DC public, private school staff must be vaccinated

(3 days ago) All D.C. schools workers will need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus by November, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Monday, removing the option to submit to regular testing. The requirement includes

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Loudoun County school focuses on mental health wellness

(2 days ago) The pandemic has led to a renewed focus on taking mental health seriously, but schools in Loudoun County have been making it a priority for years, and …

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Lawsuit filed against Montgomery County schools over

(2 days ago) A number of school districts in the region, including public schools in Howard and Anne Arundel counties in Maryland, the D.C. and Fairfax County, Virginia, have …

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DCPS not considering virtual learning option for new

(3 days ago) D.C. government, school and health officials on Wednesday laid out some of the protocols and rules that the District’s schools will operate …

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Prince William hiring tutors, math coaches to help offset

(7 days ago) 2 days ago · Prince William County Public Schools are hiring tutors and math coaches as part of their effort to address the drop in test scores and learning loss that …

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As Montgomery Co. kids return to classrooms, delta COVID

(4 days ago) The Montgomery County Public Schools COVID-19 contingency planning indicates entire school buildings would only be closed and students directed to virtual leaning at the request of the state.

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Manassas schools superintendent receives pay increase WTOP

(8 days ago) Manassas City Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Newman is receiving his own raise after the division gave out year-end bonuses to all staff. …

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DC parents voice their frustration about in-person

(3 days ago) Testing at schools is now opt-out rather than opt-in, with the city’s health department recommending it test 10% of asymptomatic students per week. Nura Green Lane, who identified herself as …

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Loudoun Co. School Board approves policy assuring teachers

(7 days ago) School board members in Loudoun County, Virginia, unanimously approved a professional-conduct policy Tuesday night intended to assure …

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Calvert Co. bus drivers no-show, impacting bus routes WTOP

(1 days ago) Calvert County Public Schools confirmed that drivers of it’s bus fleet will “call out sick” on Monday to draw attention to what the district called “challenges with pay and benefits.”

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Prince William school officials resist calls to allow

(5 days ago) But schools spokeswoman Diana Gulotta said in an email Thursday that the division had no plans to re-open the selection window, citing the need for …

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Parents urged to ensure kids observe health safety outside

(1 days ago) During a virtual town hall on Monday, Alexandria City Public Schools’ superintendent said keeping school doors open might depend on parents limiting sleepovers, parties, playdates and …

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Prince William School Board to consider mandating COVID-19

(5 days ago) It is the highest priority of the Prince William County School Board to open its schools for in-person learning while protecting the health and safety of students and staff, and in order to do so

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Fairfax Co. teachers call for public school vaccine

(Just Now) Fairfax County Public Schools, which returns to five days a week of in-person learning this school year, will require all students and staff to wear a mask inside school buildings.

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Iowa governor’s push to reopen schools descends into chaos

(3 days ago) An aggressive push by Iowa’s pro-Trump governor to reopen schools amid a worsening coronavirus outbreak has descended into chaos, with some districts and …

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DC clarifying COVID-19 quarantine guidance for students

(4 days ago) D.C. Health is clarifying its quarantine guidance to provide greater details on what families and students should do if a child tests positive for the coronavirus. Specifically, if a student tests

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