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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 surprising growth of graduate enrollment at for-profit colleges

December 2, 2016 - 1:00am
Nearly a half-million people are borrowing $5 billion a year to pursue advanced degrees from for-profit colleges and universities, even as the industry is reeling from investigations.
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FBI: Ohio State attacker might have been inspired by Islamic State

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The assertion marks the first time the FBI has said publicly that terrorist influences might have sparked the attack in Columbus that wounded 11 people.
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For Muslims at Ohio State, unease and fears of a backlash after terrifying attack

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
FBI officials say they believe Ohio State student was influenced by the Islamic State and radical clerics in an attack that has shaken the community.
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It's going to cost taxpayers $108 billion to help student loan borrowers

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The price tag on a popular student loan repayment program is far larger than the Education Department estimates, the Government Accountability Office says.
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Swastika drawn on restroom wall in Maryland high school

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
Montgomery County incident is the most recent in a string of hate-based vandalism acts.
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Catholic college leaders pledge solidarity with undocumented students

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
More than 70 sign a statement pledging to continue to educate a vulnerable student population.
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Lawsuit alleges Kansas State's 'indifference' to one rape helped lead to another

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
Two women contend university is reluctant to investigate off-campus sexual assaults
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In education, greater choice doesn’t always mean better outcomes

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The choice of Betsy DeVos, well known for her views on K-12 education, sent college officials scrambling just before the long Thanksgiving weekend to find anything DeVos might have said about higher education.
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East Asians topped U.S. students again on international tests. But are their schools really better?

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, known as TIMSS, is an assessment given every four years to students in fourth and eighth grades in dozens of education systems around the world. It was last given in 2015, and the results were just released. Here they are, as described by my Post colleague Emma […]
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The good - and very, very bad - education news of 2016

December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
A veteran teachers looks at the news .... Court rulings, Trump, DeVos, charter schools and more.
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