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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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A teacher wrestles with what to say to his students about Trump win

November 10, 2016 - 1:00am
He looks to history for some perspective.
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Election brings change to suburban Maryland school boards

November 10, 2016 - 1:00am
Montgomery and Prince George’s panels will soon have new members
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Student says Georgetown Law suppresses political activity; school says it supports free speech

November 10, 2016 - 1:00am
Universities are not allowed to engage in campaign activities, but a student at Georgetown Law argues that he and other students were unfairly prevented from partisan political speech at school
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Mass. charters, Ga. school takeovers: Voters decide four education ballot questions

November 9, 2016 - 1:00am
Voters rejected an effort to expand charter schools in Massachusetts, one of the nation's most expensive ballot initiatives.
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The U.S. elections quiz. How much do — and don't — you know?

November 9, 2016 - 1:00am
In honor of Election Day, 10 history questions.
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Virginia colleges are bracing for potentially significant state budget cuts

November 9, 2016 - 1:00am
With Virginia facing a $1.5 billion budget shortfall, public colleges and universities are looking for ways to offset the likely loss of state funding without raising tuition and fees next fall.
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Jury awards $3 million in damages to U-Va. dean for Rolling Stone defamation

November 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Jurors found that reporter, magazine, defamed Nicole Eramo with “actual malice” in story that included debunked account of a gang rape at a fraternity.
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Schools turn to farm products, local artisans in fundraising efforts

November 8, 2016 - 1:00am
A Virginia-based company is connecting schools with local industry to bring healthy and local alternatives to school fundraising.
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Students vie in statistics contest to predict the next president. Here are their calculations.

November 8, 2016 - 1:00am
The contest was sponsored by the American Statistical Society.
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An extraordinary battle over charter schools is consuming this state

November 8, 2016 - 1:00am
A ballot initiative in Massachusetts could affect the national charter debate.
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There needs to be a better way to rate the quality of colleges

November 8, 2016 - 1:00am
Higher education is an “experience good,” meaning students don’t know what they are buying until after they experience it.
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How one school created a 'safe, comfortable place' for students and teachers

November 8, 2016 - 1:00am
A Schools of Opportunity winner.
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Civil rights group makes legal case for controversial Education Dept. regulation

November 8, 2016 - 1:00am
The proposed spending rule could affect schools nationwide.
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Why voting hasn’t been a way to improve our nation’s schools

November 7, 2016 - 1:00am
Elections don’t help us fix schools, maybe for good reasons.
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Diminished roles, lack of respect frustrate black teachers, national study shows

November 7, 2016 - 1:00am
Many feel “devalued” in their school communities.
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The frightening effect of ‘Trump Talk’ on America's schools

November 7, 2016 - 1:00am
In many schools, it has unleashed a wave of explicit hate and intimidation for educators to address.
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The best thing about Harvard's cancellation of men's soccer season

November 7, 2016 - 1:00am
Harvard's decision could "shift the culture of men's college sports teams."
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