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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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San Diego school board pulls resolution inviting Education Secretary DeVos to visit

February 16, 2017 - 1:00am
The resolution itself was not especially DeVos-friendly.
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It's 2017, and girls still don't think they are as smart as boys, research shows

February 16, 2017 - 1:00am
New research, and an argument for why all-girls schools can help eliminate the boys=brilliance stereotype for their students.
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An alternative to remedial college classes gets results

February 16, 2017 - 1:00am
Colleges develop new ways to help students with weak records catch up
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Ivies, other leading colleges file brief joining challenge to Trump's order on immigration

February 14, 2017 - 1:00am
The brief argues that the order has been damaging to the universities, at which large numbers of students, faculty and scholars are international.
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West Potomac High School principal is on leave

February 14, 2017 - 1:00am
Fairfax County Public Schools provided no explanation for why the principal was placed on leave.
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Three global indexes show that U.S. public schools must be doing something right

February 14, 2017 - 1:00am
Test scores aren't the only measure of achievement.
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Why Laverne Cox told you to Google 'Gavin Grimm'

February 13, 2017 - 1:00am
Meet the Virginia teenager at the center of a prominent legal case about transgender rights.
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How both Democrats and Republicans blindsided our best low-income students

February 13, 2017 - 1:00am
Congress celebrated bipartisan law that cut deeply into program for hard-studying kids.
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These teens are working to cure cancer and solve the mysteries of the universe

February 13, 2017 - 1:00am
Forty finalists in a national science contest vie for a top prize: a $250,000 scholarship.
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DeVos's Education Department misspells name of NAACP co-founder in tweet — and the apology had a mistake

February 13, 2017 - 1:00am
Hours after it was posted, the department corrected it and apologized.
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Yale renames Calhoun College because of historic ties to white supremacy and slavery

February 12, 2017 - 1:00am
Yale University will no longer have a residential college named in honor of 19th-century alumnus John C. Calhoun, known for his support of slavery. The decision reverses one made last spring, when the university president said he wanted to confront, rather than erase, history. The college will be renamed in honor of an alumna, Grace Murray Hopper, who was a pioneering computer scientist.
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Protesters briefly block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s visit to a D.C. school

February 11, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos eventually entered Jefferson Academy, her first visit in office to a K-12 public school.
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Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a school as education secretary: Howard University

February 11, 2017 - 1:00am
To supporters, the visit served as an important symbol of her commitment to equity in education. To detractors, it was a photo op, devoid of substance.
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Prominent DeVos critics urge protesters: Don't block her way into public schools. She needs to see them.

February 11, 2017 - 1:00am
Some have been fierce critics of the new education secretary, including Diane Ravitch.
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Hundreds of Virginia high school students walk out in support of immigrants

February 11, 2017 - 1:00am
Administrators warned that participants could face discipline.
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Signs promoting diversity taken down at Virginia high school

February 11, 2017 - 1:00am
In an email to the school community, the principal of Patriot High School in Nokesville wrote that some groups “felt left out.”
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About 80 students contract stomach illness at Virginia elementary school

February 10, 2017 - 1:00am
The illness struck this week at Oakridge Elementary in Arlington.
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School district chiefs: Proposed Medicaid changes would hurt poor children and students with disabilities

February 10, 2017 - 1:00am
A new survey shows what they are worried about.
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President Trump is smarter than you. Just ask him.

February 10, 2017 - 1:00am
Check out what he's actually said about himself.
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