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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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Sensitive topics make school civics lessons a tricky subject.
University leaders hope the $500 million gift from Phil and Penny Knight signals dramatic change for a school that has undergone turmoil in recent years
The CFPB cited problems with loan servicers, enrollment issues and misaligned debt-collection incentives.
Many of the highest-paying entry-level jobs are tied to engineering and technology majors.
The national high school graduation rate is up, and D.C. made greater gains than any state.
More than 83 percent of U.S. students earned a diploma on time, according to federal data released Monday.
No, it's not cute when little boys force kisses on little girls. A primer on teaching boys to respect girls.
'My daughter should not be made to feel uncomfortable and afraid of going to school because a boy is overly affectionate. Is this where violence begins? Maybe . . . or maybe not. But it is undeniably disrespect. And pervasive disrespect leads to violence and harm.'
Teacher visits to student homes are daring and rare, and they work. Please don’t cut them.
Teacher: I like to engage my fifth-graders in presidential elections. 'But not this year. I just can't!'
'This year I cannot discuss the issues with children. In addition, I am faced with families so polarized on the candidates that any discussion is viewed as an attempt to indoctrinate children. '
The NAACP bucked a pro-charter campaign. Here's why.
School officials have begun pleading their case for $134 million in additional funding, much of which would boost teacher salaries and cover pension and health-care costs.
U-Va. administrator Nicole Eramo spoke to 20/20 for the first time about the Rolling Stone lawsuit.
Supporters say they believe it's an important first step toward making real change for young people.
A case study.
'We are supposed to remain politically neutral. For valid reasons, we don’t want to offend our students, colleagues or community members. But there are times when a moral imperative outweighs traditional social norms.'
Why courses are offered in Dylan's words and lyrics -- and course syllabi.
College could become a blended experience for many students, in that it will be neither fully in person nor all online.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke about higher education at a campaign rally, with a promise to protect free speech on campus.
Integration is attracting renewed attention after years in the policy wilderness.
Donald Trump is promising the most liberal student loan repayment plan since the inception of the federal financial aid program, in a clear effort to court the millions of Americans struggling with the high cost of college.