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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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Democrats and ethics watchdogs say there are important unanswered questions about the considerable financial interests — including, it appears, in education-related companies — that DeVos will continue to hold.
The Higher Learning Commission, a college accreditation agency, has cleared the way for the $1.1 billion sale of the school's parent company to a group of investors.
More than 10,000 students change schools in the middle of the school year in D.C., but not much is known about why they move.
Eighth in a series about winners in the Schools of Opportunities project.
Democrats want more time to ask DeVos questions, Republicans say they already have asked more than 1,000.
Navient CEO Jack Remondi: CFPB is more interested in filing lawsuits than fixing student loan servicing
Jack Remondi insists Navient has a strong track record of keeping people out of default and enrolling them in affordable repayment plans, despite the constraints of the poorly designed federal student loan program.
It began with naming an International Baccalaureate coordinator who had never taught an IB class.
He didn't say anything like this about any other of the other nominees whose papers he signed.
Michael Moore calls for mass opposition to Betsy DeVos as pushback against Trump's education pick grows
Even groups that support the same causes are opposing her nomination.
Many Democrats have been supporting traditional Republican views of school reform for years.
Sullivan will work through the end of her contract after weathering a tumultuous tenure at the helm of Virginia’s flagship public university.
In his inaugural address, Trump groups public schools with gangs, drugs and rusted-out factories. And he said schools don't teach students anything.
Historic - or ‘historical’ - inauguration? DeVos, the next education secretary, tweets the wrong one
Was President Trump's inauguration "historical"?
Senate Democrats had wanted the review in hand before this week's confirmation hearings.
Trump famously mocked a reporter with disabilities in 2015.
She didn't bring it up either.
Thomas J. LeBlanc comes to George Washington University after nearly 12 years in South Florida.
Although the most selective colleges and universities in the U.S. enroll fewer than 6 percent of American undergraduates, you might conclude from the angst around admissions every year that very few students are accepted into college in the United States. Not so.
Worried about what Trump might say, Michigan teacher won’t let fourth-graders watch inaugural address
Will students in other classrooms around the country watch?