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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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The Gloucester County, Va., board had passed a policy barring the student from the boys’ bathroom.
Parents who use money from a college savings plan to pay for tuition this year may receive a portion of it back.
A cute story.
Hallie Wells Middle School is named for “extraordinary ordinary woman” in Clarksburg, Md.
A back-to-school story about wayward journalists and other adventurers.
Paul Li says his son, Calvin, was drifting from his Chinese heritage, trying to fit in as an all-American kid: “If I knew what I know now, I would’ve been a much better parent.”
The serious problems with the core curriculum in K-12 classrooms -- and what to do about it.
State lawmakers met with University of Virginia leaders to get answers about a $2.2 billion investment fund.
This federal court battle highlights the power of school district borders to define communities, separating poor from affluent and white from black.
Simplifying the number and complexity of repayment programs will increase borrower engagement and reduce defaults, says Jack Remondi.
The good news surprised researchers, who also found that low-income parents are spending more time reading with their young children.
Charter schools fight hard to keep from being regulated. But will the deregulation that the high-scoring charters love -- which leads to many scandals and fraud -- be their undoing?
We need to bring transparency to the tuition bill that confuses most parents and students. Here's how.
The rap song is fun.
On Friday, school officials will be in the hot seat over their use of taxpayer funding and discretionary revenue.
The University of California and others keep large pools of cash on hand for projects -- and fiscal emergencies.
The dean of the College at the University of Chicago sent a letter to incoming freshmen emphasizing the school's commitment to free speech, even if that speech might be upsetting to some students.
The memo states: "The stations that are deemed inappropriate include any religious, rap music or talk show programs."
The Department of Education has curtailed the for-profit company's access to millions of dollars in federal financial aid, a potential death blow for the publicly traded company.
They aren't the standard "what is your homework policy" questions.