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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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At Fort Bragg, DeVos talks up school vouchers for military families. Not everybody is thrilled.

April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
She visited an elementary school at the Army post in North Carolina.
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Feds kick off restoration of grant aid for students burned by for-profit college closures

April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
People who ran out of Pell grant funding before their colleges closed could soon have some of the money restored.
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George Mason, NOVA partnership could revolutionize the transfer experience

April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
Two Virginia schools seek single point of entry for admissions, financial aid and advising.
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Nonprofit wants 25 new or revamped D.C. city or charter schools in five years

April 6, 2017 - 9:56pm
CityBridge Education will award funds to help retool low-performing schools and open new ones.
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D.C. cancels after-school activities, capping frustrating day for parents

March 15, 2017 - 1:00am
Schools in the city were open this morning after a two-hour delay.
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DeVos reacts to her portrayal on SNL rather differently than Trump did to his

March 15, 2017 - 1:00am
She displayed some humor, unlike the president.
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Did Betsy DeVos just ask states to ignore part of federal education law?

March 15, 2017 - 1:00am
Here's what she said — and what the Every Student Succeeds Act says.
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Student loan defaults are rising faster than you think

March 15, 2017 - 1:00am
A new analysis reveals the number of people severely behind on repaying student loan debt has soared in the last year.
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White-supremacist signs posted at George Washington University

March 14, 2017 - 1:00am
University officials called the signs "offensive" and were working to remove them from campus Monday
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District's only public university falls short of its goals, city auditor says

March 14, 2017 - 1:00am
The auditor took stock of UDC's progress in achieving one of five goals the university set forth in an ambitious 2014 cost savings plan.
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DeVos tells big-city school superintendents she believes in ‘great public schools’ — but some remain skeptical

March 14, 2017 - 1:00am
The education secretary spoke at the annual conference of the Council of the Great City Schools.
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A Florida court decision about third-graders and testing falls 'on the side of stupid'

March 14, 2017 - 1:00am
Judges decide that a standardized reading test is the most valid way to decide whether third-graders should move to fourth grade.
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Professor: I know firsthand how an American education helps foreign students, and how they help make America great

March 14, 2017 - 1:00am
It is vital that universities continue to serve as incubators for cross-cultural exposure and communication, an American University faculty member writes.
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Academics are only part of the education this school offers its diverse student body

March 14, 2017 - 1:00am
Ninth in a series about winners in the Schools of Opportunities project, which recognizes schools that seek to close opportunity gaps through research-based strategies.
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Intense competition for teachers inspires urban schools to train their own

March 13, 2017 - 1:00am
KIPP charters are part of a movement overturning old ways of getting the best educators.
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GOP lawmakers refuse to protect LGBT students and those with disabilities in school voucher bill

March 13, 2017 - 1:00am
A House committee just approved a new bill on vouchers — but the Republicans on the panel declined to protect the civil rights of two groups of students.
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It's not just about jobs. Colleges must help students find their passions.

March 11, 2017 - 1:00am
Why go to college? A viewpoint from an enrollment chief.
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Why getting a good job is so much harder for today’s college graduates

March 11, 2017 - 1:00am
Their parents had clear paths to start careers. Now, it's far more complex.
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FYI, Alabama's constitution still calls for 'separate schools for white and colored children'

March 11, 2017 - 1:00am
The 1901 constitution has been changed numerous times, but this racist language still stands.
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A closer look at the D.C. school that DeVos visited: Jefferson Middle

March 10, 2017 - 1:00am
Education secretary Betsy DeVos had said teachers at the school were in “receive mode.”
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