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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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National Arboretum criticized after guard ‘yelled at the children’ playing on grass

May 10, 2017 - 1:00am
A group of first-graders from Two Rivers Elementary School was on a field trip.
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Thousands sign petitions to disinvite Betsy DeVos from speaking at historically black college

May 10, 2017 - 1:00am
The commencement speech is scheduled for Wednesday. She was invited to speak by the president of Bethune-Cookman University in Florida.
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There are better ways than suspension to discipline kids. Here are two schools doing just that.

May 10, 2017 - 1:00am
The approach is meant to teach, not to penalize.
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Teachers often aren't treated as professionals - but they are at these two schools

May 10, 2017 - 1:00am
The development of teachers matters at these schools.
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How a Trump piñata brought chaos to a Colorado high school

May 10, 2017 - 1:00am
After leaked Snapchats showed Trump's visage being beaten into the grass on school property, Roosevelt High was shut down over a security threat.
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Sallie Mae teams with Chegg to offer customers virtual tutoring for college classes

May 10, 2017 - 1:00am
The private student loan giant is offering customers free access to a tutoring and study service provided by an online learning marketplace.
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We are teaching kids how to write all wrong — and no, Mr. Miyagi's rote lessons won't help a bit

May 9, 2017 - 1:00am
'We can either train students to pass assessments that make teachers and bureaucrats happy, or we can help them learn how to think and write in ways that will allow them to operate effectively in the world. We can't do both.'
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A disturbing truth about medical school — and America's future doctors

May 9, 2017 - 1:00am
How a high-stakes test affects medical education and students studying to be doctors.
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Can the middle class afford college?

May 9, 2017 - 1:00am
Often, families that don't qualify for need-based financial aid are not wealthy enough to pay full tuition.
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Trump voices ‘unwavering support’ for historically black colleges

May 8, 2017 - 2:20am
Some university leaders and advocates expressed alarm at a statement Trump made Friday in which he questioned whether a funding source for such schools was constitutional.
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Abuse allegations lead to spike in teachers placed on leave in a Maryland suburb

May 8, 2017 - 2:20am
More than 500 Prince George’s school employees have been off the job this year after allegations of child abuse or neglect.
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This high school science project is bound for space

May 8, 2017 - 2:20am
Thomas Jefferson High in Fairfax County is building a tiny satellite to launch next year.
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American University is dealing with a racist incident on its campus. It is not alone.

May 7, 2017 - 1:00am
After bananas were found hanging from nooses on campus, students came together to respond.
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Excitement and caution as Liberty University awaits Trump’s commencement speech

May 7, 2017 - 1:00am
The President will deliver his first graduation address at nation’s largest Christian university.
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How three schools creatively face the challenge of educating immigrant students

May 6, 2017 - 1:00am
The latest in a series about the Schools of Opportunity project, which honors schools that seek to close education gaps through research-based programs, not test scores.
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'Heart-wrenching and incomprehensible': 18 fraternity members charged in Penn State hazing death

May 6, 2017 - 1:00am
A Penn State student's fraternity associates did not call for help until many hours after he was ordered to drink excessively at the fraternity and fell multiple times, a grand jury investigation concluded. He died of his injuries.
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'You and Trump can go to hell': Assistant principal on leave after argument with teen abortion protesters

May 6, 2017 - 1:00am
Zachary Ruff faces a hearing that could result in his termination, the school district in Pennsylvania said.
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Howard University ends group health plan for some retirees

May 6, 2017 - 1:00am
The university joins a growing lists of its peers in moving older retirees off of employee-sponsored plans.
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How the America’s Most Challenging High Schools list works

May 6, 2017 - 1:00am
An explanation of how Jay Mathews assembles his America’s Most Challenging High Schools list.
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