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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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Former students at ITT Technical Institutes are refusing to repay their federal student loans in a protest designed to pressure the government into canceling the debt of everyone who alleges they were defrauded by the now-defunct for-profit chain.
'Tonight's the type of night that makes fathers afraid to send their daughters away’: Fraternity suspended for email
A fraternity at the University of Richmond has been suspended after an email containing offensive language was sent to about 100 students.
House members questioned whether universities could do more with their tax-exempt endowments to help families struggling with the high costs of college.
The annual U.S. News and World Report rankings rate schools on prestige. These rankings rate almost everything else.
Prince George’s school leaders face more allegations of lack of action on abuse reports.
Involving teens from the neighborhood, the new Woodridge Library is set to open soon.
Genesys Works, which started an operation in Fairfax County this year, wants to spread to 15 more cities, preparing high school students for college and the workplace.
False alarms are not uncommon in this era of heightened anxiety over mass shootings and terrorist attacks.
'I tell parents all the time kids aren’t hard-wired to sit still all day, so we believe in essence we are giving children back their childhood.' And there are academic benefits.
The keys are relating it to kids and keeping it age appropriate.
Check out the books local superintendents read during the summer
Others analyze ‘return on investment.’ But so far the magazine has not used federal data on alumni earnings to sort schools.
The president’s point man on public schools says there’s still time to get more done.
D.C. says it has no plan to allow girls into Ron Brown College Preparatory High School.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the company misrepresented the total cost of the loans.
Tanya Washington, who led Parkdale High School, recalled as outstanding administrator.
The Democratic presidential candidate's interactive tool lets families calculate how much they would save under her proposal to eliminate tuition at public colleges and universities.
What does it really look like to create opportunities for all students to learn? These schools are doing it.
Instead of scores and factors often linked to affluence, new rankings use research-proven methods of helping students and faculty.
The Thinkabit lab in Falls Church will help students learn about technology.