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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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Who will be the next U.S. education secretary?

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Possibilities.
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Bipartisan group of senators asks Obama to rein in Education Department proposals

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Their objections arise from two key regulations that the Education Department is seeking to finalize before Obama leaves office.
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School principal and secretary take heat for Trump and Clinton costumes

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
The principal dressed as Trump, and the secretary posed as Clinton in an orange jumpsuit.
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U-Va. president calls for postelection unity after anti-Muslim slur found on campus

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Teresa Sullivan's call to “rise above hostility” was not a direct response to recent graffiti incidents, but they were on her mind, a university spokesman said.
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Virginia continues to soar on national science exam

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Emphasis on science implementation over method has the state outperforming its peers.
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What's really keeping college graduates on the lower rungs of the wealth ladder

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
A confluence of stagnant wages, appreciation in home prices, conservative lending and rising student loan balances is making it difficult for millennials to create wealth though homeownership.
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Five school board seats on the line as Prince George’s reels from abuse scandals

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
The Prince George’s County election comes after an uproar about Head Start and abuse cases.
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UNC president on the 'bathroom law' and higher ed reform

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Margaret Spellings talks about college costs, access and student success in the 17-campus system.
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A college admissions dean learns something new as his son starts looking at schools

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
The admissions veteran offers a warning to high school students.
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A few hundred dollars in aid can make all the difference to some college students

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Some of the brightest students on the path to graduation are more likely to drop out of college if they lose even small amounts of financial aid.
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Protests shook Yale a year ago. Here's what has changed since.

November 4, 2016 - 1:00am
Last year students demanded changes at Yale. The president responded with a series of initiatives designed to make the school more inclusive.
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Georgia has something on its mind — and a lot of people think it's a really bad idea

November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
Voters will decide next week on a governor-proposed plan involving public schools.
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D.C. school principal trashes beloved Spirit Week. Maybe she's right.

November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
These are her reasons.
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Number of home-schooled students has doubled since 1999, new data shows

November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
An estimated 1.8 million children are home-schooled, or 3.4 percent of U.S. students.
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A school wanted to teach teens a lesson. So students were told their classmates died.

November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
The drill at Wisconsin's Brodhead High School went too far, some students and parents say.
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This 11-year-old survived cancer. Bullying drove her to suicide, her family says.

November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
Bethany Thompson of Cable, Ohio, was bullied over her “crooked” smile, her mother said. “I think that she was just done."
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Hiding in plain sight: The adult literacy crisis

November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
The consequences for individuals and society -- and solutions.
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Prosecutor drops charge against school board member arrested at Trump rally

November 1, 2016 - 1:00am
School board member had been accused of cutting in line and refusing to leave. Her attorney said authorities had no right to kick her off school grounds. A prosecutor agreed.
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One of Michelle Obama’s legacies in D.C.? This nonprofit.

November 1, 2016 - 1:00am
Inspired by the first lady, DC Greens works to provide the city’s children with access to fresh produce.
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More racist graffiti shakes up a college

November 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The president of Eastern Michigan University alerted the campus community that “racist graffiti targeting the Black community” had been spray-painted on buildings, just weeks after slurs prompted protests on campus.
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