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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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Why college isn't the 'great equalizer' between poor and more affluent students

August 16, 2016 - 12:04am
'Low-income students don't experience college the same way as their affluent peers.'
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Writing instruction in our schools is terrible. We need to fix it.

August 15, 2016 - 12:04am
Mechanics kill the joy of words. As a great teacher says, we need to “ask students questions, read their answers, and ask more questions.”
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Teachers union blasts Walmart for its back-to-school promotion

August 13, 2016 - 12:04am
The District union says the Waltons’ charity shortchanges public schools in its donations to charters.
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Parents sue when third-grade honors students are not promoted to fourth grade

August 13, 2016 - 12:04am
A judge holds a hearing in the case in Florida -- and seems sympathetic to the parents.
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Federal judge leans toward jury trial in Rolling Stone defamation lawsuit over U-Va. rape article

August 13, 2016 - 12:04am
A federal judge in Charlottesville indicated it is likely some elements of a $10 million lawsuit filed by a U-Va. associate dean against Rolling Stone will proceed to trial.
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Polling proliferates in Virginia and elsewhere, with colleges leading the charge

August 13, 2016 - 12:04am
College pollsters seek impact on state and presidential politics. The polling also boosts the colleges.
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Class-action lawsuit filed over Johns Hopkins University’s retirement plan

August 13, 2016 - 12:04am
Johns Hopkins University was sued over its retirement plan Thursday.
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Student test scores: How they are actually calculated and why you should care

August 13, 2016 - 12:04am
A new paper explains how standardized test scores are determined and why it's a problem that policymakers don't understand.
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Why the election, the economy and how kids do in school are inextricably linked

August 13, 2016 - 12:04am
'The nation’s economic strength and children’s health and happiness should go hand-in-hand. For this reason alone, presidential candidates’ assertions about the future of jobs, international trade, and stock market performance must be well-informed and achievable. '
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Ex-Colorado student avoids prison after sex assault conviction

August 13, 2016 - 12:04am
Austin James Wilkerson's sentence -- probation and a work-release program -- drew comparisons to the Brock Turner case at Stanford.
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