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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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The deepest fears - and hopes - parents harbor about their kids applying to college

January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
'I have witnessed a climate in college admission in which increasingly students and parents — in the pursuit of college acceptance — have lost perspective about what is really important.'
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A teen spread a racist video of a black classmate eating chicken. Both face criminal charges.

January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
The black teen had entered a chicken wing-eating contest at a high school pep rally. The Snapchat video of him contained racial slurs and insults.
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There is actually nothing for low-income students in Cuomo’s free-college plan

January 5, 2017 - 1:00am
Cuomo has proposed only covering the difference between tuition and students’ existing aid, meaning that those who get the most aid benefit the least from the proposal.
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Historically black college faces backlash over band’s plan to perform at Trump inauguration

January 4, 2017 - 1:00am
Alumni of Talladega College call for school’s president to reverse decision.
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A teacher's nine wishes for 2017

January 4, 2017 - 1:00am
"Every student. Not the chosen few, the wealthy few, the privileged few, the profitable few. Every student."
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New York takes a stab at debt-free college, covering tuition for families earning less than $125,000

January 4, 2017 - 1:00am
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is proposing to cover tuition for low- and middle-income students at state colleges and universities.
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Former students fight for a stake in ITT Educational Services bankruptcy

January 4, 2017 - 1:00am
A group of former students at ITT Technical Institutes filed a lawsuit against the parent company to ensure participation in bankruptcy proceedings.
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She started college as a single mother at age 18. Now she has a diploma.

January 2, 2017 - 1:00am
Emerita Ayala just graduated from George Mason University. She’s 23, and her son is 8.
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Debate over school start times flares anew

January 2, 2017 - 1:00am
Montgomery County principals describe toll of new bell times on children in the early grades.
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