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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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Wish your employer would help with your student loans? A proposed tax break might do the trick.

March 3, 2017 - 1:00am
It is one of the most popular perks taking hold in corporate America, and soon employers everywhere could be incentivized to help their workers pay down student loans.
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Va. legislators send governor bill to encourage charters in districts with struggling schools

March 3, 2017 - 1:00am
Local school boards have slowed adoption of the charter concept in the state.
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Md. schools to open after Labor Day, with spring break at risk if snow days stack up

March 2, 2017 - 1:00am
Schools systems in Montgomery and Pr. George’s finalize their 2017-2018 calendars.
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Silicon Valley teacher: Don't confuse educational technology that helps kids learn - and doesn't

March 2, 2017 - 1:00am
A look at math technology that actually helps students learn -- and some that doesn't.
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Trump's first school visit as president will be to a Catholic school in Florida

March 2, 2017 - 1:00am
This signals his priority of expanding school choice.
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Principal of West Potomac High School resigns after being on leave

March 2, 2017 - 1:00am
Fairfax County Public Schools announced Feb. 13 that Principal Alex Case and an assistant principal, Michelle Lyttle, were on leave. The school system has offered no explanation for why they went on leave.
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‘Totally nuts’: Senators blast DeVos for historically inaccurate comments about black colleges

March 1, 2017 - 1:00am
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos drew sharp criticism with comments linking the rise of historically black colleges and universities to "school choice" rather than a reaction to racism.
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Trump moves program on historically black colleges into the White House

March 1, 2017 - 1:00am
Leaders of the colleges say they are cautiously optimistic, but they worry about funding.
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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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