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Later school start times in region supported by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Thousands of school kids are heading back to class this week and next week, and many of them are getting up before the sun. But one tweet from a top educator could help fuel efforts to ring that school bell just a bit later.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 05:01am EDT

Tags: SLEEP in Fairfax, Hank Silverberg, school start times, school, education

Duncan to speak at Baltimore County school

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 02:21pm EDT

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Education secretary asks for reasonable gun limits

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the country needs to reevaluate its values and consider common-sense gun control measures after a mass shooting at a Connecticut school.

Friday - 12/21/2012, 01:58pm EST

Tags: gun control

Virginia gets $1.5 million in federal education funding

The Virginia Department of Education is getting more than $1.5 million to improve personnel training systems to help children with disabilities.

Saturday - 09/29/2012, 12:27pm EDT

Tags: disabilities, teaching

Local schools score top marks for performance

Ten schools in Maryland, nine in Virginia and two in D.C. made the list of the Nation's Blue Ribbon Schools for 2012, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday.

Saturday - 09/08/2012, 08:28am EDT

Tags: education, Blue Ribbon Schools, Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia