Lyndsey Layton

ReporterWashington, D.C.


N.J. governor joins other GOP presidential hopefuls in a revolt against the academic standards.

  • May 28, 2015

New federal data from U.S. Education Department shows an uptick in childhood poverty among all groups

  • May 28, 2015

The Urban School Food Alliance has commissioned a lunch dish that can be turned into compost after use.

  • May 24, 2015

Asked to identify obstacles to student achievement, the best educators point to factors outside class.

  • May 19, 2015 joins College Board to offer new AP computer science, train teachers, engage girls and minorities

  • May 19, 2015

In 2013, 22 percent of students said they had been victims of a bully; girls more likely than boys to suffer.

  • May 15, 2015

More than 31,000 teachers say they feel beaten down by media, government, stream of new policies.

  • May 12, 2015

  • May 11, 2015

In a closed-door session, Duncan and Perez meet with students, community leaders at Frederick Douglass High.

  • May 6, 2015

Despite more than $3 billion in federal grants to turn around the worst schools, most states struggled.

  • May 5, 2015
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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.
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