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More than 150 people have applied to serve on the Prince George's County school board, as part of the reform process approved by legislation in Annapolis that takes effect next month.
Some students in Fairfax County will have to plan on going to a different school, starting in 2014.
Federal officials say schools in Georgia, Maryland and the District of Columbia have stumbled in making progress under the Obama administration's Race to the Top grants.
After the school shooting that killed 26 people last month in Newtown, Conn., school systems nationwide are reevaluating their safety plans. One local leader is changing his mind on the presence of officers in schools.
After a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear power plant meltdown, people who live nearby are still facing the consequences.
Chronic tardiness causes some school systems to take legal action against parents when their kids are late to class. Educators say they turn to the courts because of the negative effect on a child's education.
Frederick County public school officials say a bus driver who drove home last week with a sleeping 5-year-old girl on board is facing disciplinary action.