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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.
Updated: 2 hours 9 min ago
The nation’s largest school system, where every 4-year-old has a desk, is a national model, mayor says.
A 19-year-old student runs a successful handmade-jewelry business while studying at the University of Virginia.
John Oliver’s hilarious back-to-school video. (In chemistry, ‘you probably won’t even learn how to cook meth and that’s really all anyone is in it for’)
'You are going to hear a lot in school about European explorers and colonists. Now as adults you will realize that these men were basically genocidal lunatics but for now enjoy thinking of them as thrilling adventurers and discovers. '
Budget cuts delayed the laptop initiative in Montgomery, but a shifting of funds means 20,000 new devices.
Discovery Elementary, named for the space shuttle and to honor astronaut John Glenn, is to open in Arlington.
Fewer colleges are requiring the SAT, and they’re looking for well-rounded applicants. Don’t be afraid of the test.
The charter law was passed with major financial support in 2012 by voters who had rejected charters three times before.
Even after the city agrees to keep the high school open, the protesters say Chicago Public Schools ignored the community's wishes.
'The struggle to save the school is part of the growing pushback against neighborhood school closures both within and beyond Chicago—closures that slam poor communities who find beloved institutions shuttered and yanked away. '
The teenager wanted to use the boys’ restroom rather than a private bathroom that he finds “humiliating.”
A social-media campaign turned to physical demonstrations at Howard University Friday, and administrators responded with volunteers to resolve problems
Nicholas Upton, a junior at George Washington University, was last seen swimming in waters off of South Africa.
As administrators work to address concerns about financial aid, housing and other issues, peaceful protesters gather in the adminstration building