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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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Ethics office director says proper vetting of ultrawealthy Cabinet nominees can take weeks, months

January 11, 2017 - 1:00am
The head of a federal watchdog office responds to questions about the status of Betsy DeVos's ethics review.
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Supreme Court to decide: What level of education do public schools legally owe to students with disabilities?

January 11, 2017 - 1:00am
Advocates say it is the most important special-education case in decades.
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Maryland teacher of the year becomes one of four national finalists

January 11, 2017 - 1:00am
Principal says Baltimore city teacher is award-winning artist who could have worked anywhere she wished: “I believe she is here for a purpose.”
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Opposition grows to Senate confirmation of Betsy DeVos, Trump's education nominee

January 11, 2017 - 1:00am
The confirmation hearing has been postponed.
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Embry-Riddle and Temple top U.S. News online college rankings

January 10, 2017 - 1:00am
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical tops a new list of online bachelor's programs
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Senate postpones confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick

January 10, 2017 - 1:00am
Democrats had raised concerns about DeVos’s unfinished ethics review.
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Can colleges teach intelligence? Three security studies professors argue they can, and should.

January 10, 2017 - 1:00am
Three professors write that colleges can teach students the skills they need to become national security intelligence analysts or to launch themselves in careers in the private sector.
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Feds say too many career-training programs, for-profit schools leaving graduates saddled with debt

January 10, 2017 - 1:00am
Nearly a thousand career-training programs at for-profit colleges are leaving graduates saddled with debt that exceeds 12 percent of their total earnings, the Education Department says.
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A disturbing look at how charter schools are hurting a traditional school district

January 10, 2017 - 1:00am
A story set in Bethlehem, Pa.
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Sen. Patty Murray seeks update on ethics review for Trump's education pick, Betsy DeVos

January 10, 2017 - 1:00am
The Washington Democrat wants to delay DeVos's confirmation hearing until her ethics review is complete.
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Meryl Streep gives shout-out to public schools during her Golden Globes anti-Trump speech

January 10, 2017 - 1:00am
She's long been a supporter of public education.
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Here's what Elizabeth Warren wants to know from Trump's education pick

January 10, 2017 - 1:00am
The Massachusetts senator is raising concerns about Betsey DeVos' qualifications to be Secretary of Education .
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Sallie Mae’s stock has soared since the election. But will Donald Trump really deliver?

January 10, 2017 - 1:00am
Investors are betting that Trump will make the student loan industry super-rich again. But given the incoming President’s consistent rhetoric about the squeeze of student debt on young people across the country, this bet could go badly.
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Teachers unions mount campaign against Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick

January 10, 2017 - 1:00am
They argue that she is an ideological extremist with a record of undermining public schools.
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Swimming heats? After their meet was canceled, this Georgia Tech team dived into the snow.

January 9, 2017 - 1:00am
Watch members of Georgia Tech's swim team swim a relay race — in fresh powder.
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Why surging high school graduation rates might be a mirage

January 9, 2017 - 1:00am
Many new graduates use credit recovery, a shortcut with no significant research behind it.
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New D.C. Public Schools chancellor leaves Oakland with budget shortfall

January 9, 2017 - 1:00am
A decline in enrollment and costly programs are leaving a projected shortfall of $25 million next year. Antwan Wilson says it’s a function of the normal budgeting process.
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Lighting the way: A new tool to make Arlington school crosswalks safer

January 9, 2017 - 1:00am
The handheld LED stop signs are designed to help crossing guards alert drivers to children.
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How one mother discovered a problem with special education and got legislators to help try to fix it

January 9, 2017 - 1:00am
The former teacher was looking for the best placement for her daughter, who has dyslexia, in Maryland and discovered something she thought was shocking.
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Democrats seek to delay confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, citing unfinished ethics review

January 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Trump’s education pick is one of several wealthy Cabinet nominees whose required vetting is not yet complete.
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