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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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DeVos's political action committee was fined $5.3 million for campaign finance violations in Ohio eight years ago, but never paid the debt.
A lawyer anticipates that a Trump administration is likely to transform the way sexual assault allegations are handled on college campuses, giving greater deference to law enforcement and requiring more evidence
'We have adopted a national myth that neighborhoods are segregated “de facto;” i.e., because of income differences, individual preferences, a history of private discrimination, etc.'
'The sort of company we wish to keep’: More than 1,500 academics ask to join controversial 'Professor Watchlist'
Critics say the watch list — which is run by a conservative group and names academics they believe are advancing “leftist propaganda” in classrooms — is an assault on academic freedom.
Report calls for a bipartisan panel to look at the federal early education program for poor children.
School board adopts calendar for the 2017-2018 school year that starts after Labor Day, but two snow make-up days fall during spring break.
'The vicious rivalry and inevitable resentment on display as a handful of overachievers battle it out over tiny differences in GPA has led some schools to stop ranking, or at least to identify a batch of high-scoring kids as co-valedictorians -- a tiny step in the right direction.'
The seventh in a series of posts about schools that work to close opportunity gaps for all students.
The University of Pennsylvania students replaced it with the photo of an African-American author to highlight diversity.
King rejected an appeal from ACICS, agreeing that it is incapable of rectifying years of lax oversight of troubled for-profit colleges.
Four of the scholars are from MIT and three each are from U-Va. and Harvard.
Incidents involving swastikas and racial insults on the rise in Montgomery.
American schools don't let the youngest kids play much anymore -- and that's how they learn.
Some fear that the incoming administration could split the bipartisan coalition that has helped charter schools and vouchers expand quickly.
Economist James Heckman’s new study shows that society gets a bigger bang for its buck by investing in programs for babies.
Teachers and librarians hope to help students distinguish between the real and the invented.
Food services manager Rodney Taylor joined Fairfax County schools with a mandate to turn it into a national model.
A new federal education law creates an opportunity for school systems to make it more likely that their best students will reach their full potential.
Georgetown University students allege Nike mistreats workers in their Vietnamese factories. They called on the university to end its licensing agreement with the company.