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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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DeVos called HBCUs 'pioneers' of 'school choice.' It didn't go over well.

March 1, 2017 - 1:00am
Education secretary's statement on historically black colleges draws criticism.
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The good thing about science — in one tweet

March 1, 2017 - 1:00am
And some good news for the science education world.
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Trump invited a student to his joint address. Her story says a lot about his views on education reform.

March 1, 2017 - 1:00am
Denisha Merriweather attended private school with a tax-credit scholarship — a form of voucher.
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Study: Private school vouchers favored by DeVos don't offer real advantage over public schools

March 1, 2017 - 1:00am
Trump and DeVos have made clear they want to promote vouchers and other school choice options.
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Chance the Rapper is meeting with Illinois’ governor about education funding. Really.

February 28, 2017 - 1:00am
He's not the first celebrity — or even the first rapper — to get involved in some fashion in education.
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Transgender sister of inauguration singer Jackie Evancho wins injunction in bathroom lawsuit

February 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Juliet Evancho is one of numerous students pressing their schools on transgender rights policies.
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American University among top producers of Peace Corps volunteers

February 28, 2017 - 1:00am
Washington-area colleges among top-ranked for schools sending grads abroad.
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Law professor: Expect big rollback of civil rights enforcement in education under Trump and DeVos

February 28, 2017 - 1:00am
"Rather than take on traditional civil rights concerns, I would expect they will identify fringe issues to pursue,” said Derek Black.
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Jewish schools in the Washington region receive bomb threats

February 28, 2017 - 1:00am
The calls against schools come as Jewish institutions see rapid rise in hate messaging
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Trump, DeVos and GOP lawmakers are reaching out to historically black colleges

February 28, 2017 - 1:00am
President Trump reportedly is planning an executive order related to HBCUs.
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Report: Public schools in the District remain highly segregated

February 27, 2017 - 1:00am
Study from UCLA urges the city to take more steps to diversify its campuses.
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Teacher sees how cheating can raise high school graduation rates

February 27, 2017 - 1:00am
Georgia credit recovery test let students redo their answers after being told which ones were wrong
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What happened when one school banned homework — and asked kids to read and play instead

February 27, 2017 - 1:00am
Teachers and administrators at a Vermont pre-K-5th grade school decided to stop giving homework this school year.
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Teacher at D.C. charter school arrested on child sex abuse charges

February 26, 2017 - 1:00am
Manuel Fernandez taught at Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School.
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Parents of transgender children request meeting with Trump, DeVos, Sessions

February 26, 2017 - 1:00am
Recent action “exposes transgender students to harassment and discrimination in their own classrooms,” parents said in letter.
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Education or indoctrination? Civil rights seminar at renowned high school sparks controversy.

February 26, 2017 - 1:00am
It's at New Trier, one of the highest-performing and best-known high schools in the country, in suburban Chicago.
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D.C. officials want to add algebra classes, lacrosse and archery in middle schools

February 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Proposal would add $6.2 million in funding for middle and high schools.
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Will Trump expand D.C.'s school voucher program? Yes, says the organization that runs it.

February 25, 2017 - 1:00am
The voucher program could expand by “hundreds” of students next year.
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Yale graduate students vote to form a union

February 25, 2017 - 1:00am
Teaching assistants voted to join UNITE HERE, becoming the latest group of graduate students at private universities to unionize since the National Labor Relations Board cleared the way last summer.
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Trump’s withdrawal of guidance on transgender student rights leaves bathroom questions up to schools and states

February 24, 2017 - 1:00am
Some school officials said they will keep transgender-friendly policies in place.
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