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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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Graduation rates climb to an all-time high at D.C. Public Schools

September 30, 2016 - 12:04am
The city’s school system is getting closer to meeting its goal of graduating 75 percent of its students on time.
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On-time high school graduation rate in Virginia tops 91 percent

September 30, 2016 - 12:04am
Virginia had its highest rate in a decade; Northern Virginia remained steady.
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Chicago teachers set to strike Oct. 11

September 30, 2016 - 12:04am
The country's third-largest school district went on strike in 2012 for a week, and again in April for a day.
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12-year-old to school board: 'I hope you understand what being transgender means'

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
The video and transcript of Ari Bowman's speech.
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Maryland state education board moves on Hogan’s Labor Day executive order

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
Some members of state board say policies can’t be determined “by fiat” and that they are inclined to grant waivers to school districts that seek them.
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Dee-1, who rapped about paying off his student loans, joins financial literacy campaign

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
The New Orleans artist's "Sallie Mae Back" video went viral earlier this year.
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An empty holster, and stomach, as Va. Tech gun rights advocate goes on hunger strike

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
Ryan James Martin, 22, is protesting at Virginia Tech because he wants to be able to carry a handgun on a campus still shocked by a 2007 mass shooting.
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Manassas school buses now have stop-arm cameras to catch violators

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
The cameras are aimed at deterring drivers from illegally passing school buses and putting students in danger.
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'WE.ARE.SICK.OF.THIS!’: Students respond after racial slurs are shouted at Mizzou

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
Racial slurs were shouted at University of Missouri students, a year after issues of race caused massive upheaval at the state flagship school
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College student says she was 'verbally assaulted' for wearing a Trump hat

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
The Gustavus Adolphus student alleged that a male student confronted her, apparently in a bid to "intimidate."
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Why California's charter school sector is called 'the Wild West'

September 29, 2016 - 12:04am
The second part of a series about the deeply troubled California charter school sector.
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