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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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Teacher to Ohio Gov. Kasich: 'You are in the dark about life in the classroom'

March 10, 2017 - 1:00am
An educator responds to a useless mandate the governor is trying to impose on teachers.
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Anti-semitic incidents under investigation in two Md. schools

March 10, 2017 - 1:00am
Swastikas were found at a middle school and an anti-Semitic text message was received by a student at a high school, both in Montgomery County.
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Senate scraps Obama regulations on school accountability

March 10, 2017 - 1:00am
The GOP majority said the rules overreached, while Democrats said they protected disadvantaged children.
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DeVos praises Orthodox Jewish group that strongly backs public funding for religious schools

March 10, 2017 - 1:00am
The education secretary met with leaders of Agudath Israel of America.
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Harvard Law School will no longer require the LSAT for admission

March 9, 2017 - 1:00am
In a pilot program sure to be noted by universities across the country, Harvard Law School will allow applicants to submit GRE scores in place of LSAT scores.
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School offers 'incentives' to get kids to take Common Core standardized test

March 9, 2017 - 1:00am
Standardized testing season is gearing up again.
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Senate overturns Obama-era regulations on teacher preparation

March 9, 2017 - 1:00am
The House has already voted to repeal the regulations, and the White House supports the effort.
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‘We are angry’: Families of transgender children meet with Betsy DeVos

March 9, 2017 - 1:00am
Last month the Trump administration rescinded federal guidance on transgender student rights
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Michelle Rhee: 'It's going to be really hard going forward' with school reform in the Trump era

March 9, 2017 - 1:00am
An interview from the “Have You Heard” podcast with Rhee, in which she talks about the corporate school reform she helped pioneer and looks into the future.
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'As a teacher and a woman, I don't like this one bit'

March 9, 2017 - 1:00am
One educator responds to her school district's closing because of the “A Day Without a Woman” protest: “It's the KIDS who stand to lose.”
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How a white kid's taunt and a black student's body slam made race their high school's main subject

March 9, 2017 - 1:00am
His mother said he'd been bullied for months, but worried an Instagram clip made him look like the aggressor.
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Prince George’s cancels classes as many teachers in region take leave on day of women’s protest

March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Staff shortages lead to some schools closures in Maryland, Virginia and D.C.
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Teacher: What school 'choice' looks like from my classroom

March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
The difference between public schools and private schools is that public schools have a responsibility to all children.
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Transgender teen’s road to the Supreme Court detours, but his story is not over

March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Gavin Grimm, 17, has become an unlikely symbol in the fight for transgender rights.
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The Trump administration has a lot to learn about African American history. Here's a reading list.

March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Here's a list of some egregious mistakes made by the president and other prominent officials in his administration — and a reading list.
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Radical change for struggling schools? It's reliably doable.

March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Two state schools chiefs say don't give up on big-scale school reform
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No, Betsy DeVos, faculty aren't telling students what to think, Ivy League professor says

March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
A University of Pennsylvania professor counters the education secretary's contention that university faculty are silencing people with whom they disagree.
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Colleges are ground zero for mob attacks on free speech, lawyer says

March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Colleges must lead the way in protecting free speech, the executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education argues after a controversial speaker was forced to flee a liberal arts campus.
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Head of DeVos-founded group resigns after saying he wanted to 'shake' an official 'like I like to shake my wife'

March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
He was executive director of the school choice advocacy group Great Lakes Education Project, started by DeVos and her husband in 2001.
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Universities respond to new executive order on immigration with concern

March 7, 2017 - 1:00am
While campus leaders expressed relief at some provisions of the revised executive order, they worried that the overall impact would be to deter top international scholars from coming to the United States.
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