Ovetta Wiggins

Education reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Ovetta

Colby R. White replaces Thomas Sheeran, who recently resigned.

  • Jul 23, 2014

Two students from Suitland and Flowers high schools earn prizes for their work in art and architecture.

  • Jul 22, 2014

Six-week program provides remediation for students who test below grade level in Prince George’s.

  • Jul 21, 2014

The money will be used to open two high schools to help recent immigrant and English language learners.

  • Jul 15, 2014

The money will be used to open two high schools to aid recent immigrants and English-language learners.

  • Jul 15, 2014

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

  • Jul 11, 2014

Mourners gather at First Baptist Church of Glenarden for former Pr. George’s leader Wayne K. Curry.

  • Jul 10, 2014

Groups representing teachers, superintendents and school boards send letter to O’Malley.

  • Jul 8, 2014

More than 50 sites are offering breakfast and lunch until Aug. 1.

  • Jul 8, 2014

Graduation rates are rising across the region and nation but have fallen in the county from the 2010 level.

  • Jul 7, 2014

Some residents are opposed to a school district plan that allows the towers to be built on school property.

  • Jul 7, 2014

A real estate and corporate lawyer, he was one of the country’s first black popularly elected county leaders. He died of lung cancer diagnosed last summer.

  • Jul 2, 2014

Heather Hills Elementary School is questioned by a group of parents; staff and other parents object.

  • Jul 2, 2014

Some appointees hail from Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties.

  • Jul 1, 2014

The Prince George’s County principal opened Barack Obama Elementary four years ago.

  • Jun 30, 2014

Spending plan includes the $6 million in cuts made by Baker and the County Council.

  • Jun 27, 2014

The district reverses a policy set four years ago that prohibited the use of phones on campuses or buses.

  • Jun 27, 2014

Edward M. Felegy Elementary is the first school named under the district’s new policy.

  • Jun 27, 2014

In District 2 race, Democrats Deni Taveras and Del. Doyle L. Niemann separated by just a few votes.

  • Jun 25, 2014

Homework packets are an attempt to help students retain what they’ve learned and prepare for new year

  • Jun 25, 2014
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About Ovetta

Ovetta Wiggins writes about k-12 education. She came to The Washington Post in 2003 and has covered numerous stories about Prince George's County during that time, including the rise and fall of former County Executive Jack B. Johnson, the county's foreclosure crisis, and the attempt by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III to take over the school system.

Ovetta grew up in New Jersey (which may explain her affinity for shopping malls and her distaste for stopping at a gas station and having to pump her own gas). She graduated from Rutgers University and previously worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Bergen Record.