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Education News from Washington Post
The Washington Post Local Education section provides coverage and analysis of schools, home school and education policy for DC, Maryland and Virginia. With in-depth coverage and analysis of Washington, DC education and schools, including DC charter schools, DC Schools Chancellor, DC teacher contract news and map of DC schools.
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Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos and her husband have a financial stake in a debt collection company that has contracts worth more than $20 million in business with the Education Department.
Sen. Patty Murray previously raised concerns about DeVos’s ‘extensive financial entanglements.’
Bobby Gobble, a former janitor at a rural Russell County, Va., elementary school, pleaded guilty to abusing four students.
Why, for example, would someone who has sought to privatize public education want to run the U.S. Education Department?
A piece by the former superintendent of public instruction in Indiana.
Read the text, watch the video.
The secretary of education credits public schools with saving his life; his likely successor believes they are a dysfunctional monopoly.
53 years later, you still have to pay to use Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech
Under copyright law, it won't be in the public domain until 2038. Here's why.
Dealing with parental complaints about a teacher, one school acted with irrational stubbornness and lost trust in the process.
School systems rated on approaches to sugar in meals, salad bars, vending machines, transparency.
A retired judge was tasked with splitting up the $190 million settlement for the patients of Nikita Levy, who left them with a lifetime of trauma.
Jeb Bush is a close ally of Trump's education secretary nominee. Bush 's mother, Barbara Bush, is thrilled with Betsy DeVos's nomination, too.
The donation is a small fraction of the billionaire’s overall contributions, which total more than $5 million.
The student began developing software in high school that can steal passwords and banking information.
Howard County superintendent alleges new board majority is trying to strip her of power and says at least one member is targeting her because of her sexual orientation.
You want numbers on selective schools? We've got them.
The Obama administration is automatically canceling $30 million in federal student loans held by 4,500 people who attended American Career Institute.
The academic leaders urged the president-elect and Congress to protect public education.
Los Angeles Valley College sent a bitcoin payment to unlock its computer files, an alarming issue facing higher education.
Colleges and universities are going to need to prove their value or risk losing their best marketing pitch in decades about why it's worth going to their institution.