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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: 6 days 23 hours ago
President Obama is slated to nominate John B. King Jr. to officially lead the Department of Education, where he has served as acting secretary since the start of the year.
"Structural Discrimination: The Unequal Opportunity Race" was shown as part of Glen Allen High School's Black History Month program.
An annual survey of college freshmen finds that nearly one in ten expect to take part in demonstrations this year.
"Usually I can find a work-around for these Hallmark holidays. On Mother’s Day, for instance, I show appreciation for any gifts the kids crafted at school, but I also explain that we don’t need a specific day to say, 'I love you.' But this time, there is no easy escape from the hype. I feel trapped by circumstance."
The president of Mount St. Mary's University defended his tenure at the private college in Maryland in a letter to parents on Wednesday.
Retired UPS executive Calvin E. Tyler and his wife Tina have pledged $5 million to endow a scholarship fund at Morgan State University, the largest individual donation in the history of the school.
Growing budget deficit -- expected to be $150 million this year -- forces UC-Berkeley to launch a "strategic plan" to assess almost all aspects of the premier public school.
City’s experiments in education reform have been closely watched nationally; changes to take effect next school year.
Landon Labuskes, of Virginia, was one of 12 to ace AP Calculus AB -- out of 302,532 who took the test last year. He was 14.
Protests rise up after professors are fired at Mount St. Mary's University for what some interpreted as dissent from the president's policies
American University study of the D.C. Healthy Schools Act links physical education time to math competency.
Their simple sweepstakes site, which they put online after the recent snowstorm, has 98,000 entrants.
The president’s budget proposal would invest in K-12 computer science and preschool, college for needy students.
In the rush to put high-stakes standardized testing online, school reformers enamored with education technology haven't made sure the system actually works.
After finding common ground on K-12 legislation, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) are turning their attention to higher education.
Understanding the 'mirroring of disadvantage' that affects up to 1 million childcare providers and millions of children.
A ruling in a decade-old case over the lack of investment in Maryland's historically black college shows the state's troubles with inequity in higher education are far from resolved.
An increasing number of school districts and charter networks are trying to break up concentrated poverty and balance their student populations by race and income.
Alumni and others are upset after two professors are fired, and the provost is demoted, at Mount St. Mary's University