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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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Researchers see early gender bias in girls as young as 6, which could have a lifelong impact.
The attorney for the San Diego teen said, “Something like this never should have happened to a 14-year-old girl just entering high school.”
We must dispel the theory that critical thinking can only be taught or learned at four-year institutions.
National Education Association: More than 1 million emails sent to senators urging a vote against DeVos
Union officials said they were surprised and gratified by the response.
DeVos's Senate hearing performance was disqualifying, says the dean of U-Va.' s education school.
Kevin MaBone shook his head, smiled and drove off with his gifts. He went all the way to a federal courthouse for sentencing on old embezzlement charges.
The Loudoun County School Board voted down two measures that would affirm protections for LGBT employees.
Two orthodontists used scientists' eyes to identify unsigned works by Old Masters and build an important collection, now donated to the University of North Carolina's Ackland Art Museum.
"Much of this makes me wonder why our leaders don’t embrace the 'first choice' so many parents and teachers advocate: the improvement of all public schools so that there are excellent schools in every neighborhood in America?"
A former college president urges selective schools to open their doors for vets.
"The narrative that public schools are failing, teachers are widely ineffective, and that politicians and business people are the ones to 'fix' all of these problems can sound more compelling than the truth."
Columbia University students and faculty members researched the college's history ties to the slave trade
Hundreds of students, alumni from DeVos's Christian college oppose her nomination as education secretary
Their concerns are listed in a letter being sent to members of the Senate panel that will vote on her nomination by President Trump.
Trump’s education pick has drawn stiff opposition, but many advocates for vouchers and charters see her as a great choice.
A group, including Maryland and the District's top prosecutors, want to stop one of the largest national accreditation agencies from resuming its job.
Key Republican praises DeVos's track record of advocacy for vouchers and charter schools.
Diane Ravitch to Sen. Alexander: Yes, Betsy DeVos is an education extremist. Don't confirm her as education secretary.
Ravitch, who used to work for Alexander at the Education Department, writes open letter to her former boss.
President Trump’s nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary may well have resulted in the most contentious confirmation process among his Cabinet picks. DeVos’s supporters say she is a strong supporter of school “choice” who will not harm traditional public schools, while her critics say that her decades-long activism in education show […]
School officials tout Anita Berger’s work in improving the school’s graduation rate and academic achievement.
A different look at how to improve public education.