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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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'I am trusting the American people’: Yale professor worries his wife and baby won't be allowed back from Iran

February 3, 2017 - 1:00am
A Yale University professor from Iran confronts President Trump's executive order on immigration; even with green cards, he worries that he's no longer sure of the rules and that leaving the country has become a risk.
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Mass. college creates ‘refugee scholarship’ for a student affected by Trump’s travel ban

February 3, 2017 - 1:00am
The school says it the ban threatens the school's ability to fulfill its mission of reaching out to students around the world.
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Berkeley cancels speech by Breitbart writer Milo amid intense protests

February 2, 2017 - 1:00am
The University of California at Berkeley campus is on lockdown as protests erupt over Milo Yiannopoulos's appearance
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Teens behind racist graffiti sentenced to visit Holocaust Museum, read books by black and Jewish authors

February 2, 2017 - 1:00am
Five teens pleaded guilty to vandalizing the Ashburn Colored School in Virginia, which served black children before integration.
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Why it's a big deal that billionaire activist Eli Broad is opposing billionaire activist Betsy DeVos as education secretary

February 2, 2017 - 1:00am
It reveals a big split in the school restructuring movement — and Broad's opposition could affect the DeVos confirmation vote in the Senate.
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Eli Broad, billionaire philanthropist and charter school backer, urges senators to oppose DeVos

February 2, 2017 - 1:00am
Opposition from Broad helps show extent of opposition to DeVos.
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Antwan Wilson takes over as chancellor of D.C. public schools

February 2, 2017 - 1:00am
The new chief visited schools as he embarked on a mission to close achievement gaps.
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The good, evasive and very bad answers Betsy DeVos gave to questions from Democrats about education

February 2, 2017 - 1:00am
A professor of sociology and education evaluates her responses.
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Two Republican senators say they will vote against DeVos for education secretary

February 2, 2017 - 1:00am
The GOP defections add to mounting signs of trouble for the nomination
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Hillary Clinton to deliver 2017 commencement address at Wellesley College

February 2, 2017 - 1:00am
Wellesley College announced Wednesday that it has chosen one of its most esteemed graduates, Hillary Clinton, to give this year's commencement address in May.
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Howard Gardner, father of 'multiple intelligences' theory, unpacks Trump's narrow view of intelligence

February 2, 2017 - 1:00am
Howard Gardner looks at what Trump's view of intelligence — as gleaned from the president's own statements.
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University of Phoenix parent company goes private

February 2, 2017 - 1:00am
Apollo Education Group, the publicly traded owner of the University of Phoenix, has completed a deal to be taken private by a group of investors.
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Coming out as conservative: Why a College Democrat left the party

February 2, 2017 - 1:00am
This U-Mass. student wants campuses to be more inclusive in political debates
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Consumer groups urge new FCC chairman not to reverse robo-call limits for student debt collectors

February 2, 2017 - 1:00am
Consumer advocates are urging the Federal Communications Commission to uphold rules restricting companies from inundating people with cellphone calls to collect money owed to or guaranteed by the government, including student loans.
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Judge Gorsuch's dissent in the case of a 13-year-old arrested for making fake burps in class

February 2, 2017 - 1:00am
His lone dissent shines light on how he thinks about criminal justice issues.
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Falwell says Trump administration has tapped him to lead a higher-ed panel

February 1, 2017 - 1:00am
The president of Liberty University appears to be in line to lead a deregulation effort
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Mississippi school district drops challenge to desegregation order

February 1, 2017 - 1:00am
The small town of Cleveland will merge two high schools into one.
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In opposing Trump's education pick, Kaine cites Virginia's ugly history on school segregation

February 1, 2017 - 1:00am
Democratic senator said he was troubled by Betsy DeVos's position on civil rights law.
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Why Betsy DeVos is the most polarizing education secretary nominee ever

February 1, 2017 - 1:00am
Yes, the country is divided. But this about who she is and what she stands for.
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Many KIPP charter school alumni face financial hurdles in college, survey shows

February 1, 2017 - 1:00am
Many disadvantaged college students say they face hunger and other financial issues.
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