Donna St. George

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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Schools chief seeks to add $221 million to school construction budget amid growing enrollment.

  • Oct 28, 2014

The Montgomery school board president defended hiring outside lawyers to examine spending.

  • Oct 18, 2014

Schools chief wants to increase high school maximums and early grade classroom capacity as population grows.

  • Oct 17, 2014

Boy, then 7, was suspended after chewing his breakfast pastry into a gun shape.

  • Oct 15, 2014

School officials asking about travel histories of those with signs of fever in effort to prevent spread of Ebola.

  • Oct 15, 2014

Hundreds of drivers are accused of passing buses stopped to drop off and pick up Montgomery kids.

  • Oct 14, 2014

Silver Spring’s Broad Acres Elementary School is renamed for principal who turned it around.

  • Oct 11, 2014

Jody Zepp, a government and psychology teacher from Howard County, won the statewide honor.

  • Oct 10, 2014

Phil Kauffman, the school board president, said new Common Core exams could have fallout for students.

  • Oct 8, 2014

Health officials in Montgomery County have confirmed 41 cases since the first week of school.

  • Oct 8, 2014
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Donna St. George writes about education, with an emphasis on Montgomery County schools. Recent stories have examined widespread failure on final exams in a high-performing school district; discipline policies and zero-tolerance approaches in in Maryland and Virginia schools; accountability practices in sexual misconduct cases; and the leadership crisis at the University of Virginia.

She has also worked on the Post’s local projects staff, written about the toll of the 2001 terrorist attacks, followed a class of 9-11 Marines from bootcamp into the war on terror and woven together narratives about domestic violence, the economic downturn, military women and modern family life. She grew up near Chicago and has been a reporter at The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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