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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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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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Can gentrifying Ward 4 support two new middle schools? D.C. will soon find out.

January 6, 2017 - 1:00am
The city plans to open a middle school to feed into Takoma’s Coolidge High School.
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Now what? Trump ally is refusing to resign from school board after making vile remarks about Obamas.

January 6, 2017 - 1:00am
Now that Carl Paladino is refusing the Buffalo school board's demand that he resigns, the panel is moving to ask New York's state education commissioner to remove him.
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Historically black college stands firm on sending band to Trump inauguration, despite alumni anger

January 6, 2017 - 1:00am
Talladega College had faced criticism for taking part after a campaign seen by many as racially divisive.
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