Emma Brown

Education reporterWashington, D.C.

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Dunbar valedictorian talks about the challenges of transitioning from North Capitol Street to elite private college.

  • Jul 27, 2014

City says Dorothy I. Height Community Academy has continued to make improper payments.

  • Jul 24, 2014

Interim president, with three degrees from the university, takes reins amid turmoil for the school and hospital.

  • Jul 22, 2014

The plaintiffs, who argued that the closures violated children’s civil rights, plan to appeal.

  • Jul 21, 2014

Board officials said the arrangement, which pays $195,000, is legal, but they have asked for ethics opinion.

  • Jul 18, 2014

The outside expenditures of taxpayer dollars are often difficult to track.

  • Jul 17, 2014

Robert Simmons will be chief of innovation and research for the D.C. schools.

  • Jul 17, 2014

Unofficial results late Tuesday showed Tierra Jolly defeating Philip Pannell for the Ward 8 seat.

  • Jul 16, 2014

The $142 million building is the latest in a string of massive high school renovation projects.

  • Jul 15, 2014

A push to ban suspension of D.C. pre-K kids comes in response to the city’s first comprehensive school discipline report.

  • Jul 14, 2014

Bill comes after report detailing high suspension rates that disproportionately affect minorities.

  • Jul 13, 2014

Longtime civic activist Philip Pannell and high school teacher Tierra Jolly are vying for the Ward 8 seat.

  • Jul 11, 2014

The group is calling on the city to release more data on standardized test performance.

  • Jul 10, 2014

Monica Warren-Jones announced that she will not seek reelection in November.

  • Jul 7, 2014

Harmony, a science-focused school, plans to open across the street from a school with same academic focus.

  • Jul 5, 2014

Jeffrey Mills said he was fired after raising alarms about alleged mismanagement of a contract.

  • Jul 3, 2014

Under pressure from charter schools, D.C. school system turns to experts who helped elect Barack Obama.

  • Jul 1, 2014

The legislation would speed the delivery of services and give parents new tools in disputes with schools.

  • Jul 1, 2014

Few D.C. public schools have agreed to adopt one of Kaya Henderson’s top priorities: longer school days.

  • Jun 29, 2014

Many in D.C. also want to see stronger coordination with the city’s charter schools.

  • Jun 26, 2014
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About Emma

Emma Brown writes about D.C. education and about people with a stake in schools, including teachers, parents and kids. She’s also covered Virginia schools and written obituaries for the Post. She’s a latecomer to journalism who worked as a wilderness ranger in Wyoming and as a middle-school math teacher in Alaska before joining the newspaper in 2009.

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