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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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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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Poet: I can't answer questions on Texas standardized tests about my own poems

January 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Also: 'How in the name of all that’s moldy did this poem wind up on a proficiency test?'
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Here's Betsy DeVos's financial disclosure form. Read what Trump's billionaire education nominee included — and left out.

January 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Her confirmation hearing is scheduled for Jan. 11.
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In Missouri, students who bully could be charged with a felony

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
The change in law comes as part of a broader overhaul of the state’s criminal code.
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George Washington University names new president

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Thomas J. LeBlanc, the University of Miami provost, will take the helm at GW.
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Michelle Obama: 'Don’t be afraid — you hear me, young people? Don’t be afraid.' Text of her final speech as first lady.

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
She spoke to school counselors — at an event to honor the 2017 National Counselor of the Year — and students at the White House.
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Campbell Brown, Facebook's new head of news partnerships, has ties to Trump's education nominee

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
She is leaving her editorial position at The 74, an education news and advocacy site.
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Lehigh aims to expand 20 percent, add health college

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
"If you're not in health, you're not a player," says university President John Simon
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Muslim woman who voted for Trump asks Georgetown to intervene over professor's 'hateful, vulgar' messages

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Georgetown associate professor Christine Fair called Asra Q. Nomani's appeal to her employer a “very dangerous trend.”
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'I hope I've made you proud.' First lady Michelle Obama chokes up during speech to educators

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
It was an emotional conclusion to a pointed speech that seemed to allude to concerns and fears about President-elect Donald Trump — without ever mentioning him by name.
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Of course, low-income students win with free tuition

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Experiences with free college programs in other states suggests that the Cuomo plan will help low-income students cope with living expenses by galvanizing action from the colleges and universities.
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