Main menu

Education News from Washington Post

Subscribe to Education News from Washington Post feed
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.
Updated: 12 hours 57 min ago

Portland schools reconsider ban on rap music after 'racist memo' goes viral

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
The memo states: "The stations that are deemed inappropriate include any religious, rap music or talk show programs."
Categories: Education News

This really might be the end of ITT

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
The Department of Education has curtailed the for-profit company's access to millions of dollars in federal financial aid, a potential death blow for the publicly traded company.
Categories: Education News

Eight new questions parents should ask at back-to-school night

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
They aren't the standard "what is your homework policy" questions.
Categories: Education News

New book: Obama's Education Department and Gates Foundation were closer than you thought

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
"Policy Patrons" provides unusual detail into the thinking of four big foundations involved in education.
Categories: Education News

Bloomberg gives Harvard $32 million to teach mayors and aides

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
New York City's former mayor aims to help other mayors tackle urban problems.
Categories: Education News

The law requires gym class for all students, but this charter school is refusing

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
BASIS DC tells parents that exercise isn’t for everyone.
Categories: Education News

Dropped off at the wrong bus stop? Find out what this pre-K student did next

August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
The 4-year-old Prince George’s Co. girl crossed a street with the help of a Good Samaritan.
Categories: Education News

A majority of Maryland students fall short, again, on state Common Core tests

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
Pass rates were low for a second year, math scores inched up and English remained flat.
Categories: Education News

Black students file civil rights complaint against Richmond schools over discipline practices

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
In the majority-black school district, black students with disabilities faced suspension at 13 times the rate as white peers without disabilities.
Categories: Education News

Federal lawsuit seeks to establish a constitutional right to education

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
The lawsuit alleges that Connecticut's limits on magnet and charter schools have trapped poor students in failing schools.
Categories: Education News

How things would change if he were U.S. education secretary — Part 1

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
'Arne Duncan was the reform secretary. What the United States now needs is a learning secretary who promotes challenging and joyful learning for all students...' — Andy Hargreaves
Categories: Education News

'School starts back tomorrow no no no no no no no no no' - and other amusing end-of-summer tweets

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
Some are funny. Some are even poignant.
Categories: Education News

Labor board ruling on graduate student employment rankles universities, lawmakers

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
A National Labor Relations Board decision granting graduate students the legal protection to unionize now forces private universities to bargain with organized graduate groups, a new reality that's not sitting too well with schools.
Categories: Education News

ACT scores show a smaller share of students are 'college-ready'

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
But participation reaches a record high for the nation's most widely used college admission test.
Categories: Education News

How hard is it to keep kindergartners focused on a class lesson? This hard.

August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
This is more than a charming look inside a kindergarten class, but a message to officials who dictate policy without understanding how children think and behave.
Categories: Education News

Md. county school board members call for leaders’ ouster after Head Start debacle

August 24, 2016 - 12:04am
5 board members say they weren’t informed of mistreatment of children in Prince George’s.
Categories: Education News

Justice Department sues Georgia over segregation of students with disabilities

August 24, 2016 - 12:04am
Forgot the blurb: Obama administration officials hope the lawsuit sends a message to schools nationwide.
Categories: Education News

When suspensions weren’t working, this high school opted for a new approach

August 24, 2016 - 12:04am
D.C.’s Ballou High School chose a ‘restorative justice’ model to address discipline issues, and it cut suspensions by more than half.
Categories: Education News

Seeking admission to top colleges, Chinese students flock to U.S. private schools

August 24, 2016 - 12:04am
Some small schools see a financial boon with foreign students, and a cultural shift.
Categories: Education News

Nick Cannon enrolls as a freshman at Howard U.

August 24, 2016 - 12:04am
Celebrity Nick Cannon wrote on social media that he is now a student at Howard University.
Categories: Education News

Pages

Stay Connected with NCSS:   Follow NCSSNetwork on TwitterFaceBook.png rss_0.gif Visit us on Pinterest