Lyndsey Layton

Education reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Lyndsey

University pays federal fine of $32,500 for not alerting campus during 2007 mass shooting.

  • Apr 16, 2014

As it seeks $300 million more, Obama administration puts shiny gloss on controversial program.

  • Mar 25, 2014

Millions of children across the country are slated to take the practice tests related to the Common Core.

  • Mar 20, 2014

Progress report on the first dozen winners show some making progress but D.C. raising concerns.

  • Mar 19, 2014

Microsoft co-founder says teachers should push back against “false claims” and explain the standards.

  • Mar 14, 2014

The District is seeing the fastest growth in the number of students eating a free breakfast at school.

  • Mar 14, 2014

The organization answers critics who say five weeks isn’t enough preparation for teaching jobs.

  • Mar 10, 2014

Federal officials say the state can give Common Core field tests and not make scores public.

  • Mar 7, 2014

The District sees biggest jump in participation in federal free breakfast program, far above national average.

  • Mar 7, 2014

Responsive Classroom method shows teaching kids “soft” skills leads to math, reading gains, study says.

  • Mar 6, 2014

Obama wants education to get biggest discretionary increase outside of defense.

  • Mar 4, 2014

The president wants to increase discretionary spending for the Department of Education by $1.3 billion to $68.6 billion.

  • Mar 4, 2014

The House leader blasts the N.Y. mayor’s decision on the locations of three city charter schools.

  • Feb 28, 2014

Nonprofit trying to expand computer science in K-12 schools releases new “Flappy Bird” game to mark birthday.

  • Feb 27, 2014

As part of the “Let’s Move!” campaign, USDA plans to regulate food, drink advertising to students.

  • Feb 25, 2014

Administration’s ban on junk food ads in schools comes years after it abandoned a more ambitious plan.

  • Feb 25, 2014

The state superintendent of public instruction is making a plea for parents to lobby against the bill.

  • Feb 20, 2014

President of the National Education Association insists Common Core implementation has been “botched.”

  • Feb 19, 2014

Maryland students who take Common Core field tests this year don’t also have to take the MSA.

  • Feb 14, 2014

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, a former NCAA basketball player, hopes for an MVP award at this weekend’s NBA All-Star game festivities, when he’ll play with other celebrities.

  • Feb 14, 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.