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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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A "very specific" threat outlined when, where and how schools in the Nashua would be attacked, the school district superintendent said.
Right now, the name of the school on your college diploma might be the most important thing when looking for a job. What if employers cared more about skills than pedigree?
Jennings, Mo., schools leader added more mental health care, a food pantry and shelter for homeless kids.
School districts should try a little harder to lay out the real dangers of threats that are almost always false.
Parents allege kindergartners were spanked by teacher who left district and moved to neighboring county.
Students, alumni and residents in Fairfax County have been fighting to change the names of three schools whose names they say evoke a racist legacy.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance crunches some numbers and deems Washington and Lee University to be the "best college value" in the country
A student is alive today because his quick-thinking teachers performed CPR and used a defibrillator after his heart stopped during a school event.
An unexpected thing happened when this college required less data on their applications: Students sent more
A college that wanted to encourage more women and underrepresented minorities to apply tried making standardized tests optional, and found that it worked.
A longitudinal study of college students finds that the more often students use marijuana, the more they tended to skip class, earn lower grades, and graduate later.
Borrowers can now enroll in Revised Pay As You Earn, but here's what you need to know before signing up.
Religious colleges get exemptions to anti-bias law, allowing 'hidden discrimination' against LGBT students
Human Rights Campaign report asserts LGBT students are at risk as schools seek waivers from federal civil rights rules.
The assignment asked students to copy the Muslim statement of faith to learn about Arabic calligraphy.
Duncan addresses efforts to boost preschool, college funding for undocumented students and the problem of gun violence in the U.S.: "Other countries just value their kids more than we do, and that's heartbreaking. ... It's hard to educate a kid that's dead."