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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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A handful of the District’s public charter schools account for a lion’s share of charitable funding.
For years, educators have tried different unsuccessful strategies – more testing, more instruction– to reverse these trends. The answer is not more class time. Here's why.
Jesse L. Matthew Jr. appeared in court Thursday for pre-trial motions. He was captured in Texas last year.
Walker told a story about the teacher at an "education summit" even though the teacher has said he doesn't have her permission.
Isis Wenger, who created the viral hashtag out of frustration with stereotypes at work, says the campaign is not just about women.
The University of Virginia is joining a growing cadre of universities offering an undergraduate program that aims to prepare future science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers.
Renowned researcher: ‘Why I am no longer comfortable’ in the field of educational measurement
'When measurement became the instrument of accountability, testing companies prospered and schools suffered. I have watched this happen for several years now. I have slowly withdrawn my intellectual commitment to the field of measurement. Recently I asked my dean to switch my affiliation from the measurement program to the policy program.'
Jennifer Niles says “next chapter” in D.C. education is for traditional and charter schools to work together.
Clemson offers a novel way for freshmen to get oriented: Making a giant paw on the field at Death Valley.
Michael Doran led Montgomery County’s Wootton High School for 12 years, was an educator for four decades.
Bush, Christie, Fiorina, Jindal, Kasich and Walker to appear in high school gym to outline education platforms.
With forecasts of another 2,662 students in Montgomery County, the state could top 870,000 students.