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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.
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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
Howard University officials seek to reassure students and others that concerns are being heard and addressed
A college student touched off an internet backlash with a comment about a deputy who was killed, then was arrested
The Minnesota Republican, chair of the Education and the Workforce Committee says he won’t seek an 8th term.
Linda Darling-Hammond is a former adviser to Obama, but has been critical of his education policies.
In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina battered New Orleans, there is almost nothing about the city that has changed more than its public schools.
A huge number of U.S. students aren’t ready for college, admissions test results and other data show.
A slogan and a social media campaign go viral as students, alumni and others voice concerns about Howard University
Porn site offers $25,000 college scholarship, asks students: “How do you strive to make others happy?”
Pornhub.com plans to award $25,000 to a college student with a 3.2 GPA or better, asks students to send in "creative" videos along with essay.