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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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Rethinking 'ultra-safe' playgrounds: Why it's time to bring back 'thrill-provoking' equipment for kids
When equipment no longer presents an age-appropriate challenge for the children, they quickly become bored and indifferent to the plastic play pieces. Or worse, they use them in ways that they were never intended for – making the situation unsafe in today’s standards. However, this problem goes even deeper than simply offering an appropriate level of challenge and letting children take risks.
Advanced robot gives 10-year-old a chance to be a part of daily elementary school classes, remotely.
'Mr. Governor, you, like many of your elected colleagues, are lawyers, not educators. I am an educator. I have been throughout my professional life. I do not know the law, and would never try to speak with any conviction about what should happen in a courtroom.'
A new report from liberal think tank Demos says the elimination of student debt for households making $50,000 or less could go a long way to improve the net worth of African-American households.
The real-world lessons of needing to show up on time, having to complete tasks and being accountable to a boss are getting lost as students opt for loans instead of working.
Dick Graff fought with the Army in World War II and now passes on his lessons about life to school children.
New York City and five major school districts use collective buying power to shake up food quality and utensils.
Teacher: A student told me I 'couldn’t understand because I was a white lady.' Here's what I did then.
Award-winning educator: 'I’ve decided to stand unflinching when it comes to the real issues facing our children today, I’ve decided to be unafraid to question injustice, unafraid to take risks in the classroom — I am changed. And so has my role as a teacher.'
An access advocate from Dallas supports a coalition that aims to create a new point of entry for college admissions.
Western Washington University officials and law enforcement explore whether debate over the school mascot, a Viking, and whether it was offensive to people who aren't white, triggered threats
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said her office had to take action because student loan servicers are failing to stem the rise of scam artists.
Early childhood development expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige: 'Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that we would have to defend children’s right to play."
Despite efforts to increase access and affordability, low income students are going to college far less often than just a few years ago, dropping to just 45.5 percent.
After the president of Princeton University reached agreement with the Black Justice League, a group of student protesters, the campus debated the issues.