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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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New Nevada teachers won't have to know U.S. Constitution if this bill becomes law

February 7, 2017 - 1:00am
And they won't have to know about the Nevada constitution or Nevada laws, either.
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This is how you and your child select the right college

February 7, 2017 - 1:00am
There are some things students seeking a tight-knit college experience might consider on that upcoming admitted-student visit.
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An 'alternative facts' South Dakota bill sparks fears for science education in the Trump era

February 6, 2017 - 1:00am
Concern is growing that state legislators will be emboldened to push through bills that let teachers teach creationism and deny climate change.
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D.C. program aims to curb need for remedial college math

February 6, 2017 - 1:00am
Data suggests many end up in courses that don’t count toward a college diploma.
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What really happens when parents clash with their children’s school

February 6, 2017 - 1:00am
A PTA president privately backed the principal on a scheduling change in Arlington.
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SNL takes a jab at Betsy DeVos during a mock Sean Spicer news conference

February 6, 2017 - 1:00am
It's hilarious. Watch it.
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Pro-DeVos ads air, saying 'liberal' critics are full of 'rage and hate,' as anti-DeVos protests are held

February 5, 2017 - 1:00am
A vote on the controversial nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary is expected early next week.
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Supreme Court scheduled to hear transgender bathroom case in March

February 4, 2017 - 1:00am
A transgender teen in Virginia sued his school board when it banned him from the boys’ bathroom.
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Nearly 600 colleges object to Trump's travel ban

February 4, 2017 - 1:00am
The letter to Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly expresses concern about President Trump's executive order temporarily halting the entry of refugees into the United States.
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No, it's not just unions that oppose Betsy DeVos. Even Teen Vogue has anti-DeVos articles.

February 4, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos supporters can't seem to believe that many people who are not connected to the unions could have their own reasons for opposing her nomination for education secretary.
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The popular uprising that threatens the Betsy DeVos nomination

February 4, 2017 - 1:00am
President Trump’s pick for education secretary faces a groundswell of opposition.
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DeVos clears procedural hurdle in Senate, setting up tight final vote

February 4, 2017 - 1:00am
The Senate’s final confirmation vote on the education nominee is expected early next week.
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Trump threatens UC-Berkeley’s funding after violent protests shut down a speaker

February 3, 2017 - 1:00am
The president suggested the action targeting a campus known for the Free Speech Movement.
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Ivy League and other university presidents call on Trump to revoke — or change — immigration order

February 3, 2017 - 1:00am
Nearly 50 university presidents sign on to letter asking President Trump to reconsider an executive order on immigration
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Suspensions and expulsions in D.C. schools decrease, but racial disparities persist

February 3, 2017 - 1:00am
Black students are nearly seven times more likely than their white peers to be suspended.
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John King, Obama’s education secretary, to head advocacy group for disadvantaged students

February 3, 2017 - 1:00am
The Education Trust serves as a watchdog for the department’s protection of students’ civil rights.
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11 revealing answers DeVos gave to Democratic senators' questions about vouchers, Common Core and more

February 3, 2017 - 1:00am
What she answered — and avoided answering.
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'Ominous path': Johns Hopkins president on Trump's refugee travel ban

February 3, 2017 - 1:00am
A viewpoint from the leader of the prominent research university
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Colleges may be happy Falwell will lead review of higher ed regulations, but students and parents should be worried

February 3, 2017 - 1:00am
Consumers do need protections as they ponder a major lifetime investment
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Dear Mr. President: This is how federal funding to universities works

February 3, 2017 - 1:00am
Cutting off funding to universities isn't as simple as President Trump thinks.
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