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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 doctor who has taught at Stanford and Harvard's medical schools says medical education must change to help physicians learn how to work with terminally ill patients
Del. Mark L. Cole (R-Spotsylvania) said he is trying to protect the privacy of Virginia schoolchildren.
Ninety-one percent of U.S. colleges reported to the federal government that they had no rapes on their campuses in 2014, and the advocacy group says that "defies reality."
Thomas Rochon resigns as president of Ithaca College, effective July 1, after months of racial tensions on campus.
Howard County will consider a proposal that could open schools on two Jewish holidays for the first time in more than three decades.
The father of a boy killed at Sandy Hook gets death threats from people who say the shooting was a hoax
Parents of a Sandy Hook victim said they were harassed by a Florida professor who called the shooting a hoax. He was fired. And the father got death threats.
A federal court judge plans to order U-Va. student to release documents related to debunked rape story.
Video purportedly captures textbook sales rep saying companies embraced national academic standards because of their profit potential; she says comments were misconstrued, taken out of context.
It is common that imaginative, hands-on, independent-thinking, playful types who are in classrooms where work is heavily rote are the ones being recommended. This mismatch is the problem, not your child.
The University of Maryland University College, a large public school, takes issue with the list of 'best' online programs.
A cultural studies professor spent the past year living as David Bowie did -- reading, walking, eating, dressing, painting, and whipping off a blond wig -- just as Bowie would. He learned a lot about Bowie, and himself.
In an about-face from the university's position this fall, George Washington University's president announced that it will revoke comedian Bill Cosby's honorary degree.
State lawmakers and school officials are readying for an opportunity to reshape local policies with less federal input.