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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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Remodeled River Terrace school aims to better serve special-education students

February 20, 2017 - 1:00am
The school enrolls 135 students with severe physical and intellectual needs.
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‘Uplifting each other’: All-boys Ron Brown High is coming together in debut year

February 20, 2017 - 1:00am
D.C. public school focuses on the success of black and Latino students.
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Big changes at key charter school network go unnoticed in prevailing debate

February 20, 2017 - 1:00am
KIPP DC schools has reduced its hours thanks to a competitive market for the best teachers.
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These California teachers mocked students for skipping school on immigrant boycott day

February 20, 2017 - 1:00am
One high school teacher described students who joined “A Day Without Immigrants” as “lazy.” Others said classes were quieter and more productive.
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Former D.C. schools chief takes on DeVos: 'Sorry lady … this is so amateur and unprofessional'

February 19, 2017 - 1:00am
Kaya Henderson reacts to remarks Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made about teachers she saw at a D.C. public school.
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Stanford-bound student faces something unexpected during gap year: Mortality

February 19, 2017 - 1:00am
Her personal essay.
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DeVos criticized teachers at D.C. school she visited — and they are not having it

February 19, 2017 - 1:00am
Jefferson Middle School Academy responded to DeVos's claim that its teachers are in 'receive mode.'
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Friendship Public Charter School scraps plan to offer courses from Liberty University

February 19, 2017 - 1:00am
A course under consideration would have taught students how to “apply a biblical perspective” to speech writing.
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Teacher to DeVos: No, I'm not 'hostile' to change. We just don't agree on the changes schools need.

February 19, 2017 - 1:00am
The new education secretary accused critics of wanting to keep the status quo. One begs to differ.
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Betsy DeVos being guarded by U.S. Marshals Service

February 18, 2017 - 1:00am
The education secretary opted for a new security team after an encounter with protesters.
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A university takes on one of its own, alumna Kellyanne Conway

February 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Trinity Washington University doesn't shy away from debate about the Trump administration, including one of its leaders, an alumna.
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Va. governor appoints Anne Holton to education board

February 18, 2017 - 1:00am
She stepped down as Virginia’s education secretary when her husband, Sen. Tim Kaine, was selected as Hillary Clinton’s running mate.
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Georgetown professor under fire by conservatives for lecture about slavery and Islam

February 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Conservative critics accuse him of condoning slavery and rape. He says that's ridiculous.
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Trump backs merit pay for teachers — but one Florida school system now says it doesn't work

February 18, 2017 - 1:00am
A 2011 law in Florida requiring merit pay doesn't work, the system says.
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DeVos: Critics want to 'make my life a living hell'

February 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Salient things she said during her first full week on the job as education secretary.
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New scrutiny on suspension rates in some well-known D.C. charter schools

February 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Some wonder whether broadly worded discipline policies produce too many suspensions.
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Former secretary of state John F. Kerry will teach at Yale

February 17, 2017 - 1:00am
Former secretary of state John F. Kerry will oversee an interdisciplinary initiative at Yale University, his alma mater.
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DeVos softens stance on protesters at higher ed event

February 17, 2017 - 1:00am
The education secretary applauds "expressions of passion" about schools
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Ben Franklin said taxes are as certain as death. Here's a new project to help Americans actually understand them.

February 17, 2017 - 1:00am
A Tulane law professor is behind the initiative.
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The career pivot is the ultimate test of self-reinvention

February 16, 2017 - 1:00am
The reasons for a major change are myriad. The result is often universal: happiness.
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