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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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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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Writing instruction in our schools is terrible. We need to fix it.

August 15, 2016 - 12:04am
Mechanics kill the joy of words. As a great teacher says, we need to “ask students questions, read their answers, and ask more questions.”
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