Richmond student faced violence before graduation slaying, report says

An investigation into a deadly shooting after the Huguenot High graduation in June found that school staff were told about past threats toward a victim in recent years, but failed to alert others.

By Olivia Diaz and Sabby RobinsonJanuary 20, 2024

He taught in Alexandria for decades. His students and colleagues came to say goodbye.

Louis Kokonis, Alexandria City Public Schools’ longest-serving teacher, died on Jan. 4. He was 91, and still teaching math at Alexandria City High School.

By Karina ElwoodJanuary 18, 2024

What to know about Virginia’s plan to fund school tutoring

Virginia is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help school districts launch high-intensity tutoring for students who performed poorly on state assessments last year.

By Karina ElwoodJanuary 14, 2024

A school band re-created a Metallica concert. The thrash masters paid up.

Oakton High School’s marching band played five songs, including “Enter Sandman,” and wore costumes for Metallica’s inaugural competition.

By Kyle MelnickJanuary 13, 2024

Prince George’s school board votes to keep a Bowie elementary school open

Prince George’s Schools Superintendent Millard House II recommended Pointer Ridge Elementary stay open and serve as a site for a regional autism program.

By Nicole AsburyJanuary 12, 2024

Fairfax school leaders talk about rising threat of fentanyl, overdoses

Fairfax County Public Schools officials are warning parents and students about the threat of fentanyl, which has fueled youth overdoses around the D.C. region.

By Karina ElwoodJanuary 11, 2024

Montgomery watchdog recommends school system revise policies

After an investigation into alleged misconduct, the inspector general said the school system should require employees to disclose past relationships with subordinates.

By Nicole AsburyJanuary 11, 2024

Alexandria substitute teacher projected to win open school board seat

A seat came open in November after board member Willie Bailey abruptly resigned. He was one of three board members representing District A.

By Karina ElwoodJanuary 10, 2024

As storm hit D.C. region, parents scrambled to pick up kids from school

A D.C. area storm forced some schools to close early Tuesday. Parents rushed to figure out pickup plans and child-care accommodations.

By Nicole AsburyJanuary 9, 2024

D.C. area schools to close early for dangerous weather

A massive storm system is sweeping through the D.C. region with moderate to heavy rain and gusty winds.

By Washington Post staffJanuary 9, 2024

D.C.’s career prep program offers a solution to its attendance problem

Students at D.C.’s Advanced Technical Center train for high-demand careers in cybersecurity and nursing. They also attend school more often than their peers.

By Lauren LumpkinJanuary 7, 2024

Prince George’s students learn hockey in new Capitals initiative

A new partnership between the Washington Capitals and Prince George’s County Public Schools teaches students how to play hockey.

By Nicole AsburyJanuary 4, 2024

Loudoun County Public Schools has a reputation problem. Can its new leader fix it?

Aaron Spence was aware of the challenges Loudoun County’s public schools faced when he agreed to become superintendent. He hopes to help the district rebuild.

By Karina ElwoodDecember 31, 2023

A stolen D.C. Mercedes nearly paralyzed her — and left a year of questions

Rachel Ryan underwent countless surgeries in a 37-day hospital stay. Her story illustrated the chain reaction of crime in a violent year in the nation’s capital.

By Ian ShapiraDecember 30, 2023

At a D.C. school, proposed film event sparks outrage amid Israel-Gaza war

Some D.C. parents and teens have accused leaders at Jackson-Reed High School of censorship after an Arab student club said it was barred from screening a film about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

By Lauren LumpkinDecember 30, 2023

Virginia to drop an academic recovery program after less than a year

Virginia is halting a program launched earlier this year designed to help boost attendance and help students recover from pandemic-fueled learning loss.

By Karina ElwoodDecember 29, 2023

Maryland school districts struggling to comply with ‘Blueprint’ law

Maryland public school districts are racing to comply with the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future law and are panicked that they won’t have the resources to do it.

By Nicole Asbury, Valerie Strauss and Ovetta WigginsDecember 29, 2023

Millard House is touring every Pr. George’s school. He’s heard an earful.

Prince George’s parents and school staff have shared several problems with Superintendent Millard House II, who took over the post in July.

By Nicole AsburyDecember 23, 2023

Va. AG moves to drop charge against fired Loudoun schools chief

Virginia’s attorney general asked a judge to drop the only criminal charge against former Loudoun County schools superintendent Scott Ziegler.

By Justin JouvenalDecember 22, 2023

D.C. faces an attendance crisis. Its leaders are struggling to solve it.

As students and families continue to reel from the fallout of the pandemic, city leaders are trying to boost school attendance.

By Lauren LumpkinDecember 20, 2023