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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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Activists at University of Alabama help drive new conversation about race relations, at a campus with a long history on the issue.
A shrinking population of high school graduates and state appropriations led Oregon to look outside its borders.
New Yorker writer returns to high school English class - for a year. Excerpt from David Denby's new book, 'Lit Up'
Denby "embedded” in a tenth-grade English class to see what happened as a good teacher worked with 15-year-olds. He read everything the kids read and listened all year, interviewing kids along the way.
The proposal, which aims to increase access to computer science classes, would require blessing from Congress.
Should teachers call on students who haven't indicated they want to talk and, in fact, have tacitly indicated they don't want to talk?
For many large school districts in Maryland and Virginia,children will have been out for a string of many days.
Might Yale rename a college to honor a beloved student, instead of a 19th century slavery proponent?
After protests over race relations on campus, Yale leaders consider renaming a building honoring a slavery propnent — and one of the suggested alternatives is surprising.
The Taliban has been attacking schools and universities, an effort that has become increasingly deadly.
A Maryland teenager has stirred a discussion on racism in the suburbs after an inflammatory video went viral
New data shows 20 colleges in the Washington area saw significant jumps in charitable fundraising amid a strong economy.
"I wish that every person who makes decisions about education and every parent who is unhappy could spend one week in a classroom."
The petition says roads are clogged and unsafe; Montgomery closes for Friday but says petition wasn’t a factor.
They rage against the Common Core and the federal role. Problem is, Congress already took care of both.
If you thought the federal government was out of education policy-making because of the new K-12 law, guess again.