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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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Someday, the school name on your college diploma won't be the most important thing

December 21, 2015 - 8:24am
Right now, the name of the school on your college diploma might be the most important thing when looking for a job. What if employers cared more about skills than pedigree?









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This superintendent has figured out how to make school work for poor kids

December 20, 2015 - 8:51pm
Jennings, Mo., schools leader added more mental health care, a food pantry and shelter for homeless kids.









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As schools try to combat gangs, concerns arise about profiling

December 20, 2015 - 6:48pm
Identifying gang members is more complex than it was a decade ago, officials say.









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Should Los Angeles have closed schools when faced with a threat?

December 20, 2015 - 4:59pm
School districts should try a little harder to lay out the real dangers of threats that are almost always false.









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'It’s hard to educate a kid that’s dead' — Education Secretary Arne Duncan

December 20, 2015 - 11:21am
A clue to what Duncan may do when he leaves office.









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Arlington mourns the loss of a top schools administrator who died in diving accident

December 19, 2015 - 3:50pm
Kathleen Meagher was the director of secondary education for Arlington Public Schools.









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County officials say no evidence of abuse at National Blue Ribbon school

December 19, 2015 - 3:34pm
Parents allege kindergartners were spanked by teacher who left district and moved to neighboring county.









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