Donna St. George

Education reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Donna

Board members ditch cards after coming under fire in spring, when records showed improper charges.

  • Jul 29, 2014

Winston Churchill High turf project moving forward as group alleges bidding process was flawed, unfair.

  • Jul 28, 2014

The school system’s plan is designed to bring 40,000 laptops and tablets into classrooms in the coming year.

  • Jul 25, 2014

Montgomery schools officials will evaluate effectiveness of report cards during the coming year.

  • Jul 20, 2014

In Montgomery County, algebra exam failure rates were 82 percent for high school students this past semester.

  • Jul 12, 2014

Across-the-board declines in student reading and math scores were expected on final MSA test.

  • Jul 11, 2014

Officials want students in grades three, five and six to receive laptop computers and tablets.

  • Jul 10, 2014

Documents show more questionable spending by county school board members and staff.

  • Jul 3, 2014

Child’s suspension upheld for Maryland boy who chewed pastry into the shape of a gun.

  • Jun 30, 2014

Report cards districtwide were delayed as schools officials reprinted grade reports for algebra students.

  • Jun 28, 2014

State leaders and education organizations sign an agreement to work on goals for student learning.

  • Jun 27, 2014

Higher-than-usual rates of failure on Algebra 1 exams lead to recalculation and district-wide report card delay.

  • Jun 27, 2014

Ten walk-in sites and more than 100 other locations serve summer meals for students.

  • Jun 26, 2014

Two parent advocates from Silver Spring will face off in the November election.

  • Jun 25, 2014

Four school board candidates are in the running, with the two top vote-getters moving on to Nov. election.

  • Jun 23, 2014

High school students in Montgomery County have failed final exams in some math courses at steep rates.

  • Jun 22, 2014

Four candidates are running in the primary, with the top two vote-getters competing on November’s ballot.

  • Jun 20, 2014

Latinos have the highest drop-out rates in Montgomery County while seeing rise in share of population.

  • Jun 19, 2014

School board wants superintendent Joshua P. Starr to look at cheaper options being considered elsewhere.

  • Jun 17, 2014

State prosecutors have subpoenaed records for school-board-issued credit cards in Montgomery.

  • Jun 17, 2014
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About Donna

Donna St. George writes about education, with an emphasis on Montgomery County schools. Recent stories have examined widespread failure on final exams in a high-performing school district; discipline policies and zero-tolerance approaches in in Maryland and Virginia schools; accountability practices in sexual misconduct cases; and the leadership crisis at the University of Virginia.

She has also worked on the Post’s local projects staff, written about the toll of the 2001 terrorist attacks, followed a class of 9-11 Marines from bootcamp into the war on terror and woven together narratives about domestic violence, the economic downturn, military women and modern family life. She grew up near Chicago and has been a reporter at The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer.