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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 Carnegie Corp. of New York honored four educational leaders Thursday — and half of them are from the DMV
The District wants to make sure that students in all parts of the city learn the lifelong skill, one that many people take for granted.
Sean Duc Hoang, 18, of Fairfax County, died Monday during routine physical training. One of a set of triplets, he was driven to become an Army doctor.
An author disputes the conclusions of researchers and reporters after a large survey of students at 27 campuses.
"No young child should be made to feel shame because of the hand he or she favors," the Oklahoma Department of Education said.
Critics complain that some colleges -- those that decline federal financial aid and its reporting requirements -- were left off a federal Web site comparing colleges.
VCU student Michelle Taylor searched for her ancestors and found then in a surprising place — close to her school.
Maryland officials will release first results in late October, with home reports expected at end of year.
Stanford University tops another new college ranking list. But the rest of the Parchment Top 25 might surprise you.
Northwestern University to open online class called "Sex 101" to teach freshmen about sexual reproduction.
A college president argues that rankings don't reflect the strengths of a liberal arts education -- and suggests ways to build a better case for its true value
'Issues over the last decade have me really steamed' - a history-making centenarian’s views on school reform
'No Child Left Behind from President Bush and Race to the Top from President Obama are both one-size-fits-all solutions. But it’s a critical fact that students have a huge diversity of talents and interests. Education must address the needs of the individual student, not groups. All policies which try to fit one size to everybody will fail for many students, no matter what single size you pick.'