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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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The university in Pittsburgh wants to bust gender barriers. But its president acknowledges the school has a 'long way to go.'
Encouraging foundations and private donors to create and give to scholarships could help in shrinking the growing economic divide.
Applying for college is stressful enough without intrusive parents.
A federal judge ruled a lawsuit against Rolling Stone will go to trial.
Prominent schools now seeing half of engineering and computer science programs filled with women, but the share of men in tech-heavy disciplines remains lopsided overall.
"Please stop bullying," Jackson Grubb's sister wrote on Facebook. "I just lost my brother jackson ... he hung himself."
“Doesn’t matter, I’m out,” Johanna Boratko said at the meeting. “I’ll dismiss myself because [you’re] a bunch of — ” Then Boratko used a couple of obscenities.
The school’s Public Safety Academy lets students earn credits toward the cadet program and guarantees them enrollment in the University of the District of Columbia Community College.
The centerpiece of the university campus has reopened for students and visitors after a two-year renovation.
One of the most contentious areas of school reform in recent years has been how best to educate students to be effective teachers. Traditional schools of education have come under attack — in some cases for good reason and in some cases not. Independent alternative programs have become popular, sometimes without evidence that they work. […]
Public-interest groups are calling on Education Dept. to track racial disparities in student lending
Advocates say reducing delinquencies and defaults for African American and Hispanic borrowers may require targeted outreach.
Minority and low-income students will feel the brunt of the coming crisis.
Washington Leadership Academy is one of 10 campuses nationwide to win a first-of-its-kind “Super School” award.
A new state law eased requirements for certain schools.
Obama administration goes ahead with $71 million grant for Ohio's scandal-ridden charter sector — but calls it 'high risk'
Special conditions are put on the grant.
ITT Educational Services, the parent company of ITT Technical Institutes, is ceasing all operations Friday, a week after closing the doors at the national chain of for-profit colleges.
The Airlie Center, in Warrenton, Va., was scene of talks in the 1960s among civil rights leaders
In the midst of a national debate about safe spaces and trigger warnings, a tutor at St. John's College asks how to make real conversation -- without political agendas -- possible in college classrooms.
Five myths about Pay For Success — busted.
Nobody taught them how to plan, either. Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham looks at new research on the problem.