School Days 2011-12
A school survival guide for parents and students
What does it mean when one child goes off to college for the others? More parental attention, for one.
This fall, almost all Fairfax middle and high school students are using online textbooks in social studies.
There won’t be any more straight-A students as elementary schools switch to numerical evaluations.
Pressure is mounting among manufactures to find a new formula to prevent the graphing calculator from going the way of the abacus.
Financial pressures are burdening schools, and public criticism has dismayed teachers.
Children across the Washington area headed back to school Monday for another academic year.
Why would you play a part in your child starting out in debt, if you have the financial resources?
How did assembling a brought-from-home lunch become more perilous than walking into a Chinese basketball practice wearing a Hoyas sweatshirt?
DATABASE | From school year start dates to district Web sites, find information about schools in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
The Post's education team
Reach reporters and editors through e-mail or Twitter.
- Nick Anderson | @wpnick
Education Editor, 202-334-6862
- Michael Alison Chandler | @michaelalison
Md./Montgomery Schools, 202-334-9586
- Daniel de Vise | @danieldevise
Higher Education, 202-334-9605
- Jenna Johnson | @wpjenna
Higher Education and Campus Life, 202-334-9606
- Jay Mathews
- Robert Samuels | @newsbysamuels
Md./ Prince George's Schools,
- Kevin Sieff | @ksieff
Northern Virginia Schools, 202-334-9479
- Valerie Strauss | @valeriestrauss
Education Blogger, 202-334-6914
- Bill Turque | @bturque
D.C. Schools, 202-334-9294
- Lyndsey Layton | @lyndseylayton
National Education, 202-334-7493
- Emma Brown | @emmersbrown
Va. /Fairfax Schools,
- Donna St. George
Education Enterprise, 202-334-4325
Add your back to school photos
ChopChop publisher Sally Sampson joined The Post’s food staff to answer your questions.
You don’t have to spend a lot of cash to make your room look awesome. Share your photos.
Submit photos of your child’s stylish bedroom and you could win a prize. Learn more.
Take a trip this summer? Share your photos with us.
Share your tips for getting through that tough first year of college.
Those retro metal lunchboxes are hot with collectors right now. Share photos of your collectibles.
Kids, share your thoughts about starting a new school year and we might feature your comments in The Washington Post.