Emma Brown

Education reporterWashington, D.C.

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The board is slated to vote to approve or deny each proposal on May 19.

  • Apr 21, 2014

Education activists say it’s not clear how and where DCPS is spending new funds for at-risk children.

  • Apr 17, 2014

D.C. government lawyers asked a judge Tuesday to extend the term of the charter school’s receiver.

  • Apr 15, 2014

D.C. mayoral candidate said she supported “choice sets” but days later said she was misunderstood.

  • Apr 14, 2014

Gray administration proposals test whether the city is prepared to give up neighborhood schools.

  • Apr 12, 2014

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

  • Apr 11, 2014

Joyanna Smith is charged with reviving the position, which helps the public with complaints.

  • Apr 10, 2014

Neither favors citywide high school lotteries, and Catania would “press pause” on whole reform process.

  • Apr 9, 2014

The last day of classes for the District’s traditional public schools will be Friday, June 20.

  • Apr 8, 2014

Will charter schools release the same data? Each will make its own call.

  • Apr 8, 2014

No one knows yet.

  • Apr 7, 2014

Relisha Rudd, who longed to escape her grim homeless shelter, was on the radar of many city agencies.

  • Apr 5, 2014

City releases new boundaries. Policy proposals could change the way students are assigned to schools.

  • Apr 5, 2014

Parts of the proposals could radically change how students are assigned to schools.

  • Apr 5, 2014

The confusing instructions affected test-takers in grades 5, 6 and 8.

  • Apr 3, 2014

Henderson wants to stay with D.C. schools, but neither of the mayoral candidates have committed to her.

  • Apr 3, 2014

The elections board has conflicting explanations about problems with Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

  • Apr 2, 2014

About seven in 10 students got one of their choices, an official said.

  • Mar 31, 2014

It’s one of the most anxiety-ridden times of the year for D.C. families.

  • Mar 31, 2014

Results are expected Monday for city’s first unified lottery, including both traditional and charter schools.

  • Mar 30, 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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