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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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Think teachers aren't paid enough? It's worse than you think.

August 17, 2016 - 12:04am
A new study reveals the extent of what is called the 'pay penalty' for public school teachers.
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Why the 'good' news about new standardized test scores really isn't

August 17, 2016 - 12:04am
Are comparisons fair if you compare apples and oranges?
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Students, and a college president, discuss housing ad seeking people of color only

August 17, 2016 - 12:04am
On the controversy at the Claremont colleges after black students advertised for a non-white roommate.
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Colleges partner with training boot camps and online course providers for federal experiment

August 17, 2016 - 12:04am
Eight colleges will team with companies that run computer coding boot camps or online courses for an experiment that lets students pay for nontraditional training programs with federal grants and loans.
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Vanderbilt University removes 'Confederate' from inscription at front of dorm

August 16, 2016 - 12:04am
University in Tennessee will pay United Daughters of the Confederacy $1.2 million for the right to strike the word from a campus building.
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In Utah, schools can now hire teachers with no training whatsoever

August 16, 2016 - 12:04am
What happened to a "highly qualified" teacher in every classroom?
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Foundation acquires farm to provide fresh produce to D.C.’s poorest areas

August 16, 2016 - 12:04am
The Bainum Family Foundation’s plan would bring produce to families and early childhood centers in Wards 7 and 8.
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A 12-year-old is off to the Ivy League. 'It's a challenge to keep him challenged,' his dad says.

August 16, 2016 - 12:04am
Jeremy Shuler is about to study engineering at Cornell as one of the Ivy League school's youngest students ever. Oh, and he took a year off of school when he was 8 to travel around Europe.
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Why college isn't the 'great equalizer' between poor and more affluent students

August 16, 2016 - 12:04am
'Low-income students don't experience college the same way as their affluent peers.'
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