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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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Experiments in Atlanta could point the way to the future. The school president calls it "Amazonification" of higher ed.
Feds didn't carefully monitor $3 billion it gave for charters - and it just awarded $157 million more
Education Secretary Arne Duncan gives a surprising response to why the federal government doesn't put strings on the charter money.
In interview, chancellor talks about graduation rates, charter school competition and declining number of African American teachers.
Lawyer for Darius Clark’s family says his injuries don’t appear consistent with a fall, is seeking answers.
If you follow 100 average newcomers at these schools designed to get students what they need in two years, you will discover after three years that just 16 of them will have earned the degree they wanted. After six years, just 34 will have some kind of credential.
Patrick Henry Elementary School in Arlington, where nearly 40 percent of children qualify for free- and reduced-price meals, was named a National Blue Ribbon school this year by the U.S. Department of Education.
Those close to Jesse L. Matthew Jr., accused of murdering two college students, say past may have haunted him.
The fight to save a federal loan program for the neediest college students failed as the Senate blocked legislation to extend the Federal Perkins Loan Program.
The student fell last week, was taken to the hospital, and died Tuesday night, according to Baltimore City schools.
A former college president says administrators have failed their students by not listening to their ideas.
The number of people who fail to pay their federal student loans within three years of leaving college is down, signaling that the government's generous repayment plans are taking off.
After speech, Duncan talks Hill politics, teacher salaries, 2016 and why voters have to demand more.
Public hearing comes as new round has begun in a whistleblower lawsuit related to the previous food contract.