Ovetta Wiggins

Education reporterWashington, D.C.

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About 150 foreign teachers received notice that their visas would not be renewed upon expiration.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Decision comes after public outcry from parents about move to Forrestville.

  • Apr 11, 2014

The president visits Bladensburg to award $107 million to prepare students for careers.

  • Apr 7, 2014

Sixty-four division employees are told to reapply for positions in the first major shake-up by new schools CEO.

  • Apr 3, 2014

The last day of school for students will be June 13.

  • Apr 3, 2014

Owings Mills campus was locked down for hours Monday after reports of a person with a gun.

  • Mar 31, 2014

School system canceled classes eight times because of snowy weather.

  • Mar 28, 2014

Parents are concerned that Imagine Leeland Public Charter School might relocate to Forrestville.

  • Mar 28, 2014

Prince George’s school will use proceeds to help an adopted school in Kenya.

  • Mar 18, 2014

A bigger focus on Latino students and an effort to eliminate duplicated services are among the needs.

  • Mar 13, 2014

School board wants to create two high schools for English language learners.

  • Mar 13, 2014

Ariel Acosta arrested man suspected of attempting to kidnap a child walking to school.

  • Mar 13, 2014

Following student pleas, members make a slight change to the superintendent’s plan.

  • Mar 12, 2014

Board chairman said $1 million donation is a “short-term solution.”

  • Mar 12, 2014

The case, in which something was ignited Saturday, remains under investigation.

  • Mar 10, 2014

School system to provide parents with information on students taking college courses in high school

  • Mar 10, 2014

Funds from the Fairfax-based Peterson Family Foundation will help Prince George’s County schools.

  • Mar 10, 2014

A Prince George’s woman is a bit spooked to receive greetings from Miami — year 1946.

  • Mar 9, 2014

Report of shots at Arundel Mills brings heavy police presence; officers cite fireworks

  • Mar 8, 2014

Authorities say a suspect shot into the air near the school in Oxon Hill; lockdown was a precaution.

  • Mar 5, 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.