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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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He's got a plan to enroll nearly half of the students in the country's second-largest district in charter schools.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology wants to weave massive open online courses further into its programs.
After a mother's complaints about a ninth-grade textbook went viral, some state education board members were dismissive of the concerns.
Bill and Melinda Gates pledge more support for the Common Core, teacher quality, personalized learning.
Teacher: Testing is supposed to provide 'rich' student data - but here's why it's actually worthless
'A test grade comes back, but I can't see the test, or the questions, or the actual items that the student got wrong.'
Board president voices optimism that Maryland’s largest school system will have a new schools chief by July.
Is the IRS allowing newly minted nonprofit colleges to still reap the financial benefits of operating as a for-profit?
Activists from D.C. universities push lawmakers to act following deadly shootings last week at Oregon community college.
Classes are canceled through Friday as the university and the state struggle with catastrophic rains
'Never send a human to do a machine's job:' Five big mistakes in education technology and how to fix them
"Technology has not done much to improve education on a large scale.... The achievement gap has persisted. But the funny thing is that enthusiasm for technology never seems to have been affected by the 'failures.'" Why? We keep repeating the same mistakes.
A year from now, all eyes will be on this often-overlooked university as the vice-presidential debate unfolds on the rural campus.
President Obama has given his 17-year-old daughter Malia some college admissions advice. Like many other fathers, he told her “not to stress too much” about getting into a specific college. Umm, why would Malia, a senior at private Sidwell Friends School who is applying to attend college next fall, stress? Which college wouldn’t take the […]
University presidents typically avoid politics. Macalester College's president argues that some moments,though, compel leaders to speak out.
In many high-needs schools, board members say the district spends as much as $4,000 more per student.