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The Education Issue

The Excellence Gap: A program that helps close it

(Amanda Voisard / For the Washington Post)

  • The Excellence Gap: A program that helps close it

    The Excellence Gap: A program that helps close it

    The Fairfax Young Scholars program is helping gifted students once left behind.

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  • This low-price pipeline to college dodges the hurdles

    This low-price pipeline to college dodges the hurdles

    NOVA-to-GMU pipeline eases the way for many facing extra hurdles to going to college.

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  • Announcing the 2014 Agnes Meyer Awards

    Announcing the 2014 Agnes Meyer Awards

    Outstanding teachers from across the region honored for leadership and creativity.

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  • The D.C. area’s top principals: Leaders with vision

    The D.C. area’s top principals: Leaders with vision

    Post names the 18 top principals in the Washington area for 2014.

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Date Lab

Tom Sietsema’s Dining & Plate Lab

Dining: 3 concepts, 1 success: Menu MBK in Penn Quarter

Dining: 3 concepts, 1 success: Menu MBK in Penn Quarter

Frederik De Pue carves up four floors into market, bistro and chef’s table

A bowlful of comfort

A bowlful of comfort

Red Hen’s cavatelli with sauerkraut is easy on the eyes — and the palate. And it’s simple to make.

The Working World

Music teacher’s lost income not a minor issue

Music teacher’s lost income not a minor issue

How should an instructor deal with students who quit with little or no notice?

More @Work Advice columns

Dilbert

Dilbert

The comic strip runs weekly in The Washington Post Magazine.

Gene Weingarten’s Below the Beltway

Just Asking

Jill Biden

Jill Biden

The second lady on running with the Secret Service and what grade she’d give herself.

Mine

Mine: Her grandmother’s pin

Mine: Her grandmother’s pin

The pin of Venetian glass graced her grandmother’s smock in the wine and liquor store.

More Mine

Street Smart

What to do in Barracks Row

What to do in Barracks Row

With a range of engaging restaurants and sights, it’s no wonder Barrracks Row makes you stand at attention

Apptitude

Add this to your toolbox

Add this to your toolbox

Handy Man IDY can help keep track of home improvement projects, budgets, materials.

Crunched, Crossword & Second Glance

Sunday Crossword

Merl Reagle’s crossword puzzle appears weekly in The Washington Post Magazine.

Second Glance: Creative chaos

Find the 12 differences between the original photograph and the altered photograph.