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Education News from Washington Post
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Former magazine writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely described to a federal jury the phone call that made her realize the alleged victim had been lying to her
Police used pepper spray to break up fight at Washington-Lee High School football game against McLean
The Friday night brawl during the game involved at least 20 parents and students and led to one arrest.
The statement drew boos from an audience of urban school superintendents.
A faculty union and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education reached agreement on a new contract Friday, ending a strike that began earlier this week.
The president of Nichols College in Massachusetts argues that there are other options to ease the student debt burden
Thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans lost more than $1 billion in federal education funding that they can never get back. There have been proposals in Congress, but no movement.
Sabrina Rubin Erdely testifies at defamation trial that she tried to reach subject’s mother and was rebuffed in requests to speak to the U-Va. administrator now suing her.
John B. King Jr. delivered a guest lecture as students remain ‘resilient.’
Joy has been elevated to a central value at many charter schools.
Schools in Montgomery County, Md., were 94 percent white five decades ago. Now they are 30 percent Hispanic, 29 percent white, 22 percent black and 14 percent Asian.
Obama went to a D.C. high school to talk up his education record. It's what he didn't say that was most revealing.
The full text of the speech he gave at a D.C. high school.
Sabrina Rubin Erdely testified that she believed the student’s account but also failed to reach out to key people.
Is this smart — or overzealous? A school district in Alabama is requiring that all visitors who come to school during the day — including parents and grandparents — must pass a background check and pay $15 to get it. The Pelham City School District had decided over the summer to require background checks for […]
Legislation that would give the District greater oversight of the companies that collect student loan payments is set for a Tuesday vote before the D.C. Council.
A nine-year-old Baltimore boy who creates toys with a 3-D printer suggested to President Obama that he create a kid advisory group. He did.
A new program includes instruction on such issues as privacy, cyberbullying and Internet security.
The Wall Street Journal joins the growing ranks of college rankers, which used to be a field U.S. News and World Report dominated.
A composite ranking shows usual suspects at top, but also some surprises.
While we’re inundated with more college rankings than ever before, it seems that hasn’t made us better consumers.