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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 deeper look at why one of the test scores of one of the city’s top public school dropped so dramatically.
A group of descendants of slaves sold by the university in 1838 emerges to assert its place within the community of the Catholic university.
In the wake of Georgetown's pledge to apologize for its role in the slave trade, at a time of racial tensions in the United States, descendants of those enslaved people reflect on the past and the future.
A new documentary says the ideal of higher education as a public good is being supplanted by a market-based ideology that views education as a commodity to be consumed by students at their own expense.
Schools chief Kevin Maxwell says six staff members “will no longer be in front of any child” in the district’s schools.
It’s her last back-to-school season as first lady.
Moody's warns that graduate student unions could hurt private universities, but not the ones you might think
Operations at private universities could take a hit if schools are forced by graduate student unions to raise pay or lighten workloads, but the brunt of the impact would be felt at midsize institutions.
A report on slavery and the Catholic university examines how the school benefited from the sale of 272 slaves in 1838.
The Maryland Province of Jesuits, addressing its ties to slavery, says it wants to understand more deeply "the sins and failures of our past."
The failure is a factor of time, money and priorities, one assistant superintendent said.
A former Islamic extremist turned informant for U.S. law enforcement and intelligence has joined George Washington University as a research fellow
Critics say the administration is overreaching its authority and threatening to introduce chaos into the nation's schools.
Barely a month after teaming up, Wells Fargo has stopped offering Amazon.com customers discounted interest rates on private student loans.
Arkansas's Career Pathways Initiative pulls together the services of state community colleges, workforce development agencies and social service providers to help low-income parents overcome hurdles that can disrupt their education.
Michael Williams helped launch the school district’s Minority Scholars Program.
'Dear Mayor Emanuel: I resign my position as principal of the #1 rated neighborhood school in Chicago'
Excerpts from the resignation letter.
At Wilson High, scores fell nearly 30 percent; overall, D.C. students made modest gains.
A Gloucester County high school boys’ room has put this Tidewater community at the center of the debate over transgender rights.
Rebecca and Rachel Crouch are D.C. principals and successful painters.
Owen Labrie was convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault in 2015 after the incident at St. Paul's School in New Hampshire.