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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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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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Trump’s education nominee and her family members are major donors to the senators who will vote on her confirmation

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Betsy DeVos’s family has given more than $800,000 to current senators since 2013 — more than the nation’s two largest teachers unions have given.
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How testing practices have to change in U.S. public schools

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
An analysis of how to create fair "accountability" systems.
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Highlights children's magazine to publish image of same-sex couple for first time after controversy

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Activists recently asked the magazine not to bow to “pressure from homosexual activists by including same-sex families.”
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A school bus driver left a 6-year-old at an empty house. She was found walking down a highway.

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
Then a private investigator came to the rescue.
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As college leaders wonder what to make of Trump, one takes comfort in what he hasn't said

January 7, 2017 - 1:00am
The higher education lobby seeks to work with a man few expected to win the presidency. Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities, doesn't want to make any presumptions about what's to come.
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