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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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After heated protests, Yale University's president and the dean of Yale College express their support for a welcoming, diverse campus that engages in vigorous debate of ideas.
A free-speech advocate invited to speak at Yale walked into a protest that was erupting, and became a target.
The fire at a Fairfax County high school was the latest in a string of accidents involving chemistry demonstrations.
Last year, a project called Schools of Opportunity was launched as a pilot effort to honor high schools that work hard to offer all students a chance to succeed. Spearheaded by two veteran educators, it was different from other efforts to rate and rank schools through the use of student standardized test scores and data […]
The White House is urging Congress on Veterans Day to pass a series of bills that would protect U.S. troops from colleges taking advantage of their benefits without delivering a quality education.
A student with advanced cancer addresses his peers: 'Be gallant, be great, be gracious, and be grateful'
Jake Bailey, a senior at Christchurch Boys' High School in New Zealand with advanced cancer, gave a rousing speech to his peers at a ceremonial event. "Here’s the thing: none of us get out of life alive," Bailey said. "So be gallant, be great, be gracious and be grateful for the opportunities that you have."
A veteran teacher writes about his experiences with school resource officers and kids who act out at school -- or can't do their work -- because of the troubles they carry with them into classroom.
Fairfax County Public Schools faces potential budget cuts, and task force suggests fees to trim $75 million.
Code.org, the non-profit that is aiming to dramatically expand computer science education in the U.S. - especially among girls and minorities - is offering its third annual free tutorial in computer coding
The Phi Kappa Psi chapter at the University of Virginia filed a $25 million lawsuit Monday against Rolling Stone for the fraternity's portrayal in a 2014 story alleging that its members gang-raped a freshman in 2012.