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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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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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DeVos defiant at CPAC: ‘My job isn’t to win a popularity contest’

February 24, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos also gave no sign that she had reservations about withdrawing key guidance for transgender students.
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DeVos: Colleges tell students 'what to do, what to say and, more ominously, what to think'

February 24, 2017 - 1:00am
She hadn't said much about her vision of higher education, but now there's this.
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Want more jobs? Give high school students more exposure to training for a variety of careers

February 24, 2017 - 1:00am
President Trump should keep in mind the value of vocational higher education
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Evangelical leader Falwell: It was Steve Bannon's idea that I lead education task force

February 24, 2017 - 1:00am
Falwell said he was offered the role of secretary for higher education last November but declined it.
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Maryland high-schoolers plan protest after posters promoting diversity are removed

February 24, 2017 - 1:00am
A spokeswoman for Carroll County schools said some in the community viewed the posters as “anti-Trump.”
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Why should elite universities get more taxpayer support than regional public colleges?

February 24, 2017 - 1:00am
Rich schools get big tax breaks through their endowments. But their record on social mobility is thin.
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Senate Democrats seek answers about a Trump higher ed task force

February 24, 2017 - 1:00am
Lawmakers curious about a panel that Jerry Falwell Jr. says he will lead.
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DeVos defends rollback of protection for transgender students. Critics blast her: 'You rolled over like a puppy.'

February 23, 2017 - 1:00am
The education secretary was reported to have opposed the move — but she went along.
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College Board takes 'robust' new SAT security steps - but is it enough to stymie cheating?

February 23, 2017 - 1:00am
Cheating, particularly overseas, has been a problem for years.
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Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students

February 23, 2017 - 1:00am
The move rescinds a federal directive requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.
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Teachers at a D.C. charter school push to form a union

February 23, 2017 - 1:00am
Organizers say their efforts will support improvement at Paul Public Charter School.
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