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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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Maryland leads the nation in the portion of its graduates from the Class of 2015 who earned a 3 or better on at least one Advanced Placement exam. Virginia was 6th in the country.
The state's proposal to give college dropouts a chance to finish their degree for free could have far reaching implications for boosting national completion rates.
A student at Santa Clara University argues that women should be held to the same standards as men -- including being required to register for the draft
Veteran objected to high school lessons that taught Islam as a "peaceful religion" with adherents whose faith "is stronger" than the average Christian. Ban would prevent him from seeing daughter graduate.
Free college mostly helps students who would get a degree anyway, not all high school seniors are ready for college, and free tuition doesn't reduce the cost of college.
John King, the former education commissioner of New York state, is coming up for confirmation hearings to head the U.S. Education Department.
A growing number of people are calling on University of Alabama leaders to rename a building on campus
A study found that educators trained in integrating art into math lessons saw better test results from students.
Black Law Students at Georgetown: We are shaken and angry at conservatives' response to Scalia's death
The Black Law Students Association adds their voice to the debate at Georgetown Law over how and whether to mourn the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
The Maryland student used the robot to stay connected to classes while undergoing cancer treatment in N.Y.
More than five years after Michelle Rhee left D.C. Public Schools, her most unusual innovation will fall.
The president of Williams College cancels a speaking event, saying the writer's views cross the line into hate speech.
A materials science course at Johns Hopkins University teaches students by using chocolate. Lots of chocolate.
Obama’s nominee for education secretary has apologized for a climate in which teachers feel “attacked and unfairly blamed.”
The lawsuit, filed by the leader of a conservative group, sought to overturn the school district's policy to bar discrimination against gay an transgender students.