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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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Biden to lead two centers, at Penn and the University of Delaware

February 8, 2017 - 1:00am
The former vice president will lead new academic centers dealing in foreign relations and domestic policy.
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Reaction — pro, con and otherwise — to DeVos confirmation

February 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Including New Yorker satirist Andy Borowitz's first reaction.
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With historic tiebreaker from Pence, DeVos confirmed as education secretary

February 8, 2017 - 1:00am
The education nominee squeaks through as vice president breaks a Senate deadlock
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She’s a billionaire who said schools need guns to fight bears. Here's what you may not know about Betsy DeVos.

February 8, 2017 - 1:00am
For one thing, she did not support Donald Trump for most of the 2016 presidential campaign cycle.
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DeVos confirmation as education secretary is a big victory for … Jeb!

February 8, 2017 - 1:00am
She's a close ally of Jeb's, as are some other people in Trump's Education Department.
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Democrats are speaking for 24 hours in last push against Betsy DeVos

February 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Democrats will speak on the Senate floor throughout the night in an effort to derail DeVos.
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Universities try new way of providing aid to boost graduation rates for low-income students

February 7, 2017 - 1:00am
The schools are studying the effects of providing small grants to low-income students who might drop out or take longer to graduate when money dries up.
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Revealing wording in a pro-Betsy DeVos television ad

February 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Watch the ad.
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Sweet Briar's new president comes via Korea, Japan, London and U-Va.

February 7, 2017 - 1:00am
After nearly closing down forever two years ago, Sweet Briar College continues to rebuild with new leadership: Meredith Woo will take over as president in May.
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Calls for 'sanctuary' campuses multiply as fears grow over Trump immigration policy

February 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Universities ponder their role as a refuge for undocumented students
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New Nevada teachers won't have to know U.S. Constitution if this bill becomes law

February 7, 2017 - 1:00am
And they won't have to know about the Nevada constitution or Nevada laws, either.
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This is how you and your child select the right college

February 7, 2017 - 1:00am
There are some things students seeking a tight-knit college experience might consider on that upcoming admitted-student visit.
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An 'alternative facts' South Dakota bill sparks fears for science education in the Trump era

February 6, 2017 - 1:00am
Concern is growing that state legislators will be emboldened to push through bills that let teachers teach creationism and deny climate change.
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D.C. program aims to curb need for remedial college math

February 6, 2017 - 1:00am
Data suggests many end up in courses that don’t count toward a college diploma.
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What really happens when parents clash with their children’s school

February 6, 2017 - 1:00am
A PTA president privately backed the principal on a scheduling change in Arlington.
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SNL takes a jab at Betsy DeVos during a mock Sean Spicer news conference

February 6, 2017 - 1:00am
It's hilarious. Watch it.
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Pro-DeVos ads air, saying 'liberal' critics are full of 'rage and hate,' as anti-DeVos protests are held

February 5, 2017 - 1:00am
A vote on the controversial nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary is expected early next week.
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Supreme Court scheduled to hear transgender bathroom case in March

February 4, 2017 - 1:00am
A transgender teen in Virginia sued his school board when it banned him from the boys’ bathroom.
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Nearly 600 colleges object to Trump's travel ban

February 4, 2017 - 1:00am
The letter to Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly expresses concern about President Trump's executive order temporarily halting the entry of refugees into the United States.
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No, it's not just unions that oppose Betsy DeVos. Even Teen Vogue has anti-DeVos articles.

February 4, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos supporters can't seem to believe that many people who are not connected to the unions could have their own reasons for opposing her nomination for education secretary.
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