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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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'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.
He warned Pennsylvania against dropping the core, and infuriated public education advocates by saying that public schools “don't understand” that the business community is their “customer” and that “they are “producing a product that may be “defective."
Teachers "are a little freaked out by your nomination to be secretary of education."
She said she wants to give states the freedom to get rid of the Core — but apparently she doesn't know they already have it.
In a society where facts don't seem to matter, teachers have new responsibilities.
The problem with all the things they do instead.
If students treat college like a spectator sport, it’s likely the game will end early for them.