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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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Classes are in session for 300,000 students on Tuesday.
What people did when an Ivy League professor wrote faculty of color don't get jobs because “we don't want them"
A professor at the University of Pennsylvania writes about the racial imbalance of faculty, and questions assumptions about what makes someone qualified to teach college students.
Montgomery plan sets Aug. 28 as first day of school in 2017, a week before Labor Day.
The “America’s Got Talent” host aspires to get a PhD and bolster his activism.
"We inherit a legacy of unconditional love, a bastion of enlightenment and a proven change agent,” the president of Clark Atlanta University writes.
Christopher Columbus didn't "discover" America.
U.S. students are pushing for their colleges and universities to help.
Early action applications are due next month. Here’s how to make them better.
Officials say Daniel Board, a math teacher, became upset with the student for asking questions and not focusing in class.
Renita Smith is celebrated by community, appears on national television
Prince George’s has placed more than 200 employees on leave amid allegations of inappropriate conduct, abuse or neglect.
Why no CEO of a company heavily involved in the chicanery of the Great Recession of 2008 has gotten convicted while some Atlanta school employees went to jail.
Confrontations have been powerful symbols of both the challenges and the possibilities that face universities -- and the nation -- in what many believe is an increasingly volatile racial climate.
Grant Strobl says the University of Michigan's "designated pronoun” policy is another step "down this road of political correctness."
University president says schools must ensure students graduate with skills relevant for today’s workforce and an education that prepares them for an increasingly complex and unpredictable world.
The former president of the universities of Michigan and Iowa argues that states must invest again in higher ed.
A round-up of everything you need to know about repaying your student loans.
Four pieces of advice from high school counselors and college admissions officers as students and their families consider higher education.
Deputy Superintendent Steven Lockard will lead Virginia’s largest school district on an interim basis, beginning in December.
The school system switched to a contractor in 2008 in an attempt to save money.