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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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A federal court judge plans to order U-Va. student to release documents related to debunked rape story.
Video purportedly captures textbook sales rep saying companies embraced national academic standards because of their profit potential; she says comments were misconstrued, taken out of context.
It is common that imaginative, hands-on, independent-thinking, playful types who are in classrooms where work is heavily rote are the ones being recommended. This mismatch is the problem, not your child.
The University of Maryland University College, a large public school, takes issue with the list of 'best' online programs.
A cultural studies professor spent the past year living as David Bowie did -- reading, walking, eating, dressing, painting, and whipping off a blond wig -- just as Bowie would. He learned a lot about Bowie, and himself.
In an about-face from the university's position this fall, George Washington University's president announced that it will revoke comedian Bill Cosby's honorary degree.
State lawmakers and school officials are readying for an opportunity to reshape local policies with less federal input.
Teacher who taught at no-excuses charter school: 'Maybe letting small children linger in childhood would endow them with more of the real skills necessary to 'stay focused on achieving excellence.'
Maryland board hired a search firm to help find a replacement for former state superintendent Lillian Lowery.
Rich Nixon is running for North Carolina’s state house, aided by a student who took his high school class three years ago.
Newly elected prosecutor Robert Tracci will take over case against Matthew, who allegedly killed U-Va. student.
Principal Ben Williams has overcome hardships, and he wants his students to seem themselves in his successes.
The justices will hear arguments Monday in a case involving union funding. Here's an argument about why defunding public sector unions will harm U.S. democracy.
A new book says that giving students failing grades does not make them better; helping them succeed does.
Eastern Island is a remote volcanic island in Polynesia that is a territory of Chile and known worldwide for its colossal statues — more than 800 — that were created by early inhabitants during the 10th – 16th Centuries. The carved statues, known as moia, humans with huge heads, sometimes sitting on platforms of […]