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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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After failed presidential bid, Jeb Bush is back in school - this time, as a teacher at Harvard

September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
But he'll be talking about education rather than politics.
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Tests scores rise in Md., but a majority of students in most grades still fail

September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Students did better on many state exams aligned with the Common Core, but passing rates remain under 50 percent at most grade levels.
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Lawyer: Why the lower standard of evidence in college sexual-assault cases is dangerous

September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Robert Shibley, the executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, writes about a federal directive that transformed the way college officials handle sexual assault complaints
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Elizabeth Warren comes out against raising cap on charter schools in Massachusetts

September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Her position could matter.
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Many Americans know nothing about their government. Here's a bold way schools can fix that.

September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Isn't it past time that American schoolchildren really learn civics?
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SAT scores fall modestly in a year of transition for college admission test

September 28, 2016 - 12:04am
Following lowest scores in a decade in 2015, this year’s numbers continued downward. But test results only cover students who took the old version, which ended in January.
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Naked man intrudes on UMD female student’s workout routine

September 27, 2016 - 12:04am
Campus police say he began working out with her near Tawes Hall.
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Racially offensive fliers found at the University of Michigan: 'Why White Women Shouldn't Date Black Men'

September 27, 2016 - 12:04am
The university is the latest campus to be caught up in national tensions over race.
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Outgoing D.C. schools leader wants to move out of public eye

September 27, 2016 - 12:04am
Kaya Henderson says she doesn’t want another public-sector job anytime soon: “I am tired.”
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For parents of rising kindergartners, school choice can add options - and stress

September 27, 2016 - 12:04am
Parents in Arlington, Va. and D.C. have an array of options for their five-year-old, from Montessori to STEM-focused.
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If you pay more than the amount due on your student loans, you might be in for a surprise

September 27, 2016 - 12:04am
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is concerned that student loan servicers are making it difficult for people to get rid of their debt.
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'Brain-hostile' education: how schools are failing adolescents

September 27, 2016 - 12:04am
Schools too often ignore how the brains of middle and high school students develop.
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