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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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A university takes on one of its own, alumna Kellyanne Conway

February 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Trinity Washington University doesn't shy away from debate about the Trump administration, including one of its leaders, an alumna.
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Va. governor appoints Anne Holton to education board

February 18, 2017 - 1:00am
She stepped down as Virginia’s education secretary when her husband, Sen. Tim Kaine, was selected as Hillary Clinton’s running mate.
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Georgetown professor under fire by conservatives for lecture about slavery and Islam

February 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Conservative critics accuse him of condoning slavery and rape. He says that's ridiculous.
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Trump backs merit pay for teachers — but one Florida school system now says it doesn't work

February 18, 2017 - 1:00am
A 2011 law in Florida requiring merit pay doesn't work, the system says.
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DeVos: Critics want to 'make my life a living hell'

February 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Salient things she said during her first full week on the job as education secretary.
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New scrutiny on suspension rates in some well-known D.C. charter schools

February 18, 2017 - 1:00am
Some wonder whether broadly worded discipline policies produce too many suspensions.
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Former secretary of state John F. Kerry will teach at Yale

February 17, 2017 - 1:00am
Former secretary of state John F. Kerry will oversee an interdisciplinary initiative at Yale University, his alma mater.
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DeVos softens stance on protesters at higher ed event

February 17, 2017 - 1:00am
The education secretary applauds "expressions of passion" about schools
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Ben Franklin said taxes are as certain as death. Here's a new project to help Americans actually understand them.

February 17, 2017 - 1:00am
A Tulane law professor is behind the initiative.
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The career pivot is the ultimate test of self-reinvention

February 16, 2017 - 1:00am
The reasons for a major change are myriad. The result is often universal: happiness.
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DeVos: Protesters show hostility to change, new ideas in education

February 16, 2017 - 1:00am
The new education secretary made the remarks while speaking to advocates for public magnet schools.
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Influential conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms

February 16, 2017 - 1:00am
The Council for National Policy calls for “restoration of education in America.”
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‘We don’t know what we are going to do’: Yemeni students, unable to return home, face uncertain status in America

February 16, 2017 - 1:00am
Two dozen Yemenis, part of an exchange program, will soon lose their funding and student visas.
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Conservative cartoonist portrays Education Secretary DeVos as civil rights icon Ruby Bridges - and Twitter reacts

February 16, 2017 - 1:00am
The cartoon portrays DeVos in the same setting as Bridges in the famed Norman Rockwell painting depicting her as a 6-year-old becoming the first black child to integrate a white school in the South.
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Parents of transgender children plead with Trump to maintain protections

February 16, 2017 - 1:00am
Their letter comes four days after the administration signaled that it is changing course on transgender student policy.
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The argument against bringing banks back into federal student lending

February 16, 2017 - 1:00am
Two reports argue taxpayers would lose if the old program is resurrected.
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Diversity posters are back on the wall at Virginia high school

February 16, 2017 - 1:00am
Debate emerged last week over a display in a Prince William County high school
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Here's who Trump invited to the White House to talk about schools. The list says a lot about his education priorities.

February 16, 2017 - 1:00am
He invited 10 teachers and parents to meet with him, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other officials. Only a few of the invitees were from traditional public schools.
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More than test scores: 'Schools of Opportunity' to recognize high schools that create full learning experiences for every student

February 16, 2017 - 1:00am
It's the third year of the program and here's what it looks for in a school that wins recognition.
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Trump praises Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, saying she endured a 'very unfair trial'

February 16, 2017 - 1:00am
Trump also criticized 'failing schools' and promised to overhaul education.
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