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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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How one mother discovered a problem with special education and got legislators to help try to fix it
The former teacher was looking for the best placement for her daughter, who has dyslexia, in Maryland and discovered something she thought was shocking.
Trump’s education pick is one of several wealthy Cabinet nominees whose required vetting is not yet complete.
Also: 'How in the name of all that’s moldy did this poem wind up on a proficiency test?'
Here's Betsy DeVos's financial disclosure form. Read what Trump's billionaire education nominee included — and left out.
Her confirmation hearing is scheduled for Jan. 11.
The change in law comes as part of a broader overhaul of the state’s criminal code.
Thomas J. LeBlanc, the University of Miami provost, will take the helm at GW.
Michelle Obama: 'Don’t be afraid — you hear me, young people? Don’t be afraid.' Text of her final speech as first lady.
She spoke to school counselors — at an event to honor the 2017 National Counselor of the Year — and students at the White House.
She is leaving her editorial position at The 74, an education news and advocacy site.
"If you're not in health, you're not a player," says university President John Simon
Muslim woman who voted for Trump asks Georgetown to intervene over professor's 'hateful, vulgar' messages
Georgetown associate professor Christine Fair called Asra Q. Nomani's appeal to her employer a “very dangerous trend.”
It was an emotional conclusion to a pointed speech that seemed to allude to concerns and fears about President-elect Donald Trump — without ever mentioning him by name.
Experiences with free college programs in other states suggests that the Cuomo plan will help low-income students cope with living expenses by galvanizing action from the colleges and universities.
Trump’s education nominee and her family members are major donors to the senators who will vote on her confirmation
Betsy DeVos’s family has given more than $800,000 to current senators since 2013 — more than the nation’s two largest teachers unions have given.
An analysis of how to create fair "accountability" systems.
Activists recently asked the magazine not to bow to “pressure from homosexual activists by including same-sex families.”
Then a private investigator came to the rescue.
The higher education lobby seeks to work with a man few expected to win the presidency. Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities, doesn't want to make any presumptions about what's to come.
The city plans to open a middle school to feed into Takoma’s Coolidge High School.
Now what? Trump ally is refusing to resign from school board after making vile remarks about Obamas.
Now that Carl Paladino is refusing the Buffalo school board's demand that he resigns, the panel is moving to ask New York's state education commissioner to remove him.
Talladega College had faced criticism for taking part after a campaign seen by many as racially divisive.