Lyndsey Layton

Education reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Lyndsey

Conservative media commentator leads simulcast strategy session to kill the national academic standards.

  • Jul 23, 2014

Lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal aims to get the state’s Common Core curriculum back on track.

  • Jul 22, 2014

North Carolina opts to tweak, not abandon, state education standards.

  • Jul 16, 2014

Outside groups are spending money on a special election for the Ward 8 seat on the D.C. board.

  • Jul 12, 2014

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

  • Jul 11, 2014

New report urges nation’s schools to consider “bang for the buck” in per pupil expenditures.

  • Jul 9, 2014

Obama administration wants states to come up with plans to more evenly distribute effective teachers.

  • Jul 7, 2014

Activists say teachers unions are next and want court to strike down union dues requirements for all workers.

  • Jun 30, 2014

Under new criteria, the number of states meeting federal standards is only 15; Md. is out of compliance.

  • Jun 24, 2014

Wallace Foundation donates $30 million to 14 school districts, including D.C., Pr. George’s County.

  • Jun 24, 2014

More than 1 million students across the country, including those in Maryland and D.C., took online tests.

  • Jun 19, 2014

The governor was an early supporter of the standards, but now calls them a “federal takeover” of education.

  • Jun 18, 2014

After judge struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers, some Democrats applauded.

  • Jun 12, 2014

Top Gates official says Common Core tests should not yet be used to evaluate teacher performance.

  • Jun 10, 2014

California judge says tenure violates students’ rights; ruling could have broad implications for teacher unions.

  • Jun 10, 2014

President Eisenhower first suggested national academic standards in 1959; it took a billionaire to make it happen.

  • Jun 9, 2014

  • Jun 8, 2014

After he bought into a proposal to reform education nationwide, his money made most states run to join.

  • Jun 7, 2014

Does the divided school district system in New Orleans discriminate against African American kids?

  • May 29, 2014

Major school district, devastated by 2005 hurricane, shifts entirely to charter schools, the first to do so.

  • May 28, 2014
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About Lyndsey

Lyndsey Layton has been covering national education since 2011, writing about everything from parent trigger laws to poverty’s impact on education to the shifting politics of school reform. Lyndsey came to the Post in 1998 and has roamed widely, covering food safety and chemical policy, Congress, transportation and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. But none of that compares to the fun of  interviewing 8-year-olds. She lives in D.C. with her husband and their daughter.