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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.
Updated: 1 hour 12 min ago
Some comments sent to the Education Department about its proposed regulations on "accountability" are tough.
The group wants states to pattern their educational systems on high-performing nations.
A group of Virginia lawmakers asked for a more complete explanation from the University of Virginia about its $2.2 billion strategic investment fund.
Options Public Charter School has been under investigation for three years.
Teacher: I'll ask a pilot how to fly a plane, not a CEO. Why won't policymakers listen to educators?
"Even when well-meaning people say to the educators they meet, 'Oh, I could never do what you do, and good for you for following your calling, they are perpetuating the narrative that teaching is not a skillful profession full of experts in their fields, but rather a service teachers render to better society out of the goodness of their hearts. It is difficult to imagine someone telling a pilot, 'Good for you for following your calling.'"
Eleven schools open Monday as part of a plan aimed at boosting academic achievement.
It is the strongest statement that members of the civil rights group have collectively made about charters.
A University of Virginia rector emeritus makes the case for a $2.2 billion "strategic investment fund" at the school.
Parents at a school in Arlington, Va., say the longtime leader is the victim of an over-emphasis on student performance data.
Hundreds in the D.C. area join a push against one of three mandatory exams, and are gaining key allies.
The club issues a statement saying, 'Donald Trump is a threat to the survival of the Republic.'
The city says it hopes to conclude the nationwide search in October.
'I’m not convinced that the best way to equip students with the ability to negotiate technology is to further attach them to it.'
The president of Sweet Briar College writes about lessons learned after the small private school almost shut down forever.
Many people love their own schools, but think others aren’t as good. And if the nation is always on the wrong track, as historical polls often show, is there ever a solution?
A Tucson school wants the Satanic Temple to remove the school’s name from the temple’s website; a legal group says it will help those who want to challenge the clubs.
Montgomery County, Md., authorities get more reports about employees as prevention effort scales up. The vast majority of cases don’t yield child-welfare investigations.
Experts offer advice on writing strong application essays and share some examples.
Loudoun County school board member Joy Maloney has been charged with trespassing after allegedly attempting to cut in line.
This is the latest in a series of security problems for the SAT's owner, the College Board.