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Education News from Washington Post
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Public-interest groups are calling on Education Dept. to track racial disparities in student lending
Advocates say reducing delinquencies and defaults for African American and Hispanic borrowers may require targeted outreach.
Minority and low-income students will feel the brunt of the coming crisis.
Washington Leadership Academy is one of 10 campuses nationwide to win a first-of-its-kind “Super School” award.
A new state law eased requirements for certain schools.
Obama administration goes ahead with $71 million grant for Ohio's scandal-ridden charter sector — but calls it 'high risk'
Special conditions are put on the grant.
ITT Educational Services, the parent company of ITT Technical Institutes, is ceasing all operations Friday, a week after closing the doors at the national chain of for-profit colleges.
The Airlie Center, in Warrenton, Va., was scene of talks in the 1960s among civil rights leaders
In the midst of a national debate about safe spaces and trigger warnings, a tutor at St. John's College asks how to make real conversation -- without political agendas -- possible in college classrooms.
Five myths about Pay For Success — busted.
Nobody taught them how to plan, either. Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham looks at new research on the problem.
Former students at ITT Technical Institutes are refusing to repay their federal student loans in a protest designed to pressure the government into canceling the debt of everyone who alleges they were defrauded by the now-defunct for-profit chain.
'Tonight's the type of night that makes fathers afraid to send their daughters away’: Fraternity suspended for email
A fraternity at the University of Richmond has been suspended after an email containing offensive language was sent to about 100 students.
House members questioned whether universities could do more with their tax-exempt endowments to help families struggling with the high costs of college.
The annual U.S. News and World Report rankings rate schools on prestige. These rankings rate almost everything else.
Prince George’s school leaders face more allegations of lack of action on abuse reports.
Involving teens from the neighborhood, the new Woodridge Library is set to open soon.
Genesys Works, which started an operation in Fairfax County this year, wants to spread to 15 more cities, preparing high school students for college and the workplace.
False alarms are not uncommon in this era of heightened anxiety over mass shootings and terrorist attacks.
'I tell parents all the time kids aren’t hard-wired to sit still all day, so we believe in essence we are giving children back their childhood.' And there are academic benefits.
The keys are relating it to kids and keeping it age appropriate.