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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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BASIS DC High School is the District's top-performing charter school, according to annual D.C. Public Charter School Board rankings released this week.
The outgoing Obama administration wants a federal student database. Will the president-elect let it happen?
Carl Conyers was found in his Houston apartment complex by police early Friday morning. The circumstances of his disappearance remain under investigation.
Dozens of labor, civil rights and faith groups are asking the president-elect “to send a clear message that hate has no place in our public discourse.”
The manufacturing jobs Trump promises now require education after high school. Are apprenticeships the answer?
We need an education system that promises more than one pathway out of high school to a good job.
A teacher was fired for using the N-word, saying her students "are going to get shot."
When a professor at the University of Pennsylvania was asked to sign on to a joint letter to President-elect Donald Trump asking him to condemn a racist incident on campus, she felt her opinion was unwelcome.
Professors at the University of Pennsylvania wrote a letter to president-elect Donald Trump in the wake of a racist incident on campus
Montgomery County schools chief Jack Smith says walkouts “must cease” and students should remain in school.
Democrats for Education Reform says the president-elect's agenda threatens vulnerable kids.
Carl Conyers, a 21-year-old student at the University of Houston, was last seen on Tuesday.
A few may be useful, but necessary? Nope, this teacher argues.
Superintendent Karen Garza plans to leave Nov. 23, three weeks early.
They can't get a break.
Vocational graduates of public colleges earn nearly $9,000 more than those who attended comparable programs at for-profit institutions, the Education Department said in a report.
Video shows police officer straddling the student's head, handcuffing him, during protest involving hundreds of D.C. high school students.
Police are examining whether man had proper gun permit and if he threatened students.
Students are pressuring universities to protect undocumented students when Donald Trump becomes president. While some students celebrated Trump's win, others were in tears, worried about the threat of deportation for themselves or their families.
And some supporters don't like it.
Kaya Henderson said she was unaware she was breaking the rules and agreed to the censure.