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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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Senate panel votes in favor of Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education secretary pick

February 1, 2017 - 1:00am
Committee members tussle over the vote. DeVos’s nomination now goes to the full Senate for approval.
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Two Republican senators say they aren't committed to voting for Betsy DeVos on Senate floor

February 1, 2017 - 1:00am
It's the first crack on the GOP side in regard to the DeVos nomination.
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Leaders of Senate education committee go to war with each other before DeVos vote

February 1, 2017 - 1:00am
They used to work together well. Not anymore.
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College endowment returns sink to their lowest level since the financial crisis

January 31, 2017 - 1:00am
University endowments posted the lowest investment returns since the 2008 financial crisis, yet schools upped their spending in fiscal 2016, report says.
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'Sinister and reckless’: Thousands at Virginia Tech call on Trump to remove political strategist

January 31, 2017 - 1:00am
A petition calls for the removal of Stephen K. Bannon from the new administration.
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Here are Betsy's DeVos's answers to 139+ questions from Democratic Sen. Murray

January 31, 2017 - 1:00am
These are only a part of the more than 1,000 questions DeVos was asked to answer. She delivered the answers a day before the Senate Education Committee votes on her confirmation as education secretary.
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Democrats: DeVos didn't provide 'anywhere close to satisfaction' on our questions

January 31, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos delivers answers to more than 1,000 questions one day before the Senate Education Committee votes on her nomination as Trump's education secretary.
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'A stunning violation of our deepest American values’: Universities respond to Trump's immigration order

January 31, 2017 - 1:00am
Colleges and universities scramble to help affected students, faculty and staff.
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New policy aims to help D.C. students enroll in charter schools near their homes

January 31, 2017 - 1:00am
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser proposes changing rules for the public school lottery system
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Progressives launch last-minute push against Betsy DeVos, and conservatives counter with online ad campaign

January 31, 2017 - 1:00am
The pitched battle over DeVos's confirmation is entering its final stage.
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Education nominee Betsy DeVos never attended a public school. There’s nothing wrong with that.

January 30, 2017 - 1:00am
Privately educated Americans are among the greatest supporters of the nation’s public schools.
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Universities grappling with impact of Trump’s immigration ban

January 30, 2017 - 1:00am
The order has left international students and faculty fearing expulsion, stranded outside of the country, detained or uncertain of whether to travel.
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Path to a new life takes these minority high school graduates back to preschool

January 30, 2017 - 1:00am
For students without college or career plans, a new initiative aims to get them back in the classroom, teaching. It might also help with a shortage of black and Latino educators.
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Can Democrats stop DeVos's confirmation as education secretary? Not likely, sources say.

January 30, 2017 - 1:00am
Democrats are trying to win a few Republican votes against her.
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Teachers, parents, kids protest DeVos education nomination ahead of Senate vote

January 30, 2017 - 1:00am
A crowd opposing the Michigan billionaire’s bid to become education secretary gathered at the Capitol on Sunday; more than a million others have written to Congress with concerns.
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Teacher: Thank you, President Trump. You've inspired me to create a lesson on hyperbole.

January 30, 2017 - 1:00am
A U.S. history teacher analyzes some of Trump's rhetoric.
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Why so many college students decide to transfer

January 30, 2017 - 1:00am
A college counselor explains why more than a third of them do.
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U.S. colleges rush to help students, scholars affected by Trump’s immigration order

January 30, 2017 - 1:00am
Some students, scholars are stranded outside U.S., schools say.
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Trump and Congress have a lot of power to make changes in D.C. schools

January 29, 2017 - 1:00am
Experts say Republican control could lead to an expansion of vouchers, a potential shift in federal resources.
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The telling letter Betsy DeVos wrote to clarify her position on U.S. disabilities law

January 29, 2017 - 1:00am
DeVos vows to uphold IDEA — but then plugs voucher program that forces students to sign away rights under the law.
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