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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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Law enforcement said the threats are not credible and are searching for a 23-year-old transient who they believe are behind the threats.
Months after he was removed as school president, Kenneth Starr's tenure at Baylor University is officially over.
Genetics, evolution, the latest scary virus. These volunteers bring real-life science to the classroom.
With an emphasis on boosting science, technology, engineering and math education, experts team with teachers to show that “science can be fun and interesting and relevant.”
Teacher: "I believe that Black Lives Matter. I believe that Education About Race Relations Matter. I believe that Dismantling Systemic Inequities Matters."
This Georgia educator once supported the Core but doesn't anymore.
Military families have an extra hurdle getting their kids ready for college. A mom says we should change that.
A mother writes that states need rigorous, common standards to help students who move and change schools often.
Studies show minority students benefit from having minority teachers. But few minority college graduates are choosing the teaching profession, creating a “vicious cycle.”
UC President Janet Napolitano must fill leadership vacancies at Berkeley and Davis.
Officials found traces of lead in an Arlington, Va. school, prompting the removal of a water fountain. The school district will now test all schools before they open next month.
Maryland county is no longer eligible to apply for federal Head Start funding — losing a $6.4 million grant — but school officials say classes will open as planned later this month.
Saying kids were endangered, Uganda is closing schools backed by U.S., World Bank, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg
The schools were also backed by the British government, Pearson and other companies as well as individuals.
Passage rates for reading and math Standards of Learning exams rose for the third year in a row.
A new study reveals the extent of what is called the 'pay penalty' for public school teachers.
Are comparisons fair if you compare apples and oranges?
On the controversy at the Claremont colleges after black students advertised for a non-white roommate.
Eight colleges will team with companies that run computer coding boot camps or online courses for an experiment that lets students pay for nontraditional training programs with federal grants and loans.
University in Tennessee will pay United Daughters of the Confederacy $1.2 million for the right to strike the word from a campus building.
What happened to a "highly qualified" teacher in every classroom?
The Bainum Family Foundation’s plan would bring produce to families and early childhood centers in Wards 7 and 8.
Jeremy Shuler is about to study engineering at Cornell as one of the Ivy League school's youngest students ever. Oh, and he took a year off of school when he was 8 to travel around Europe.