Lyndsey Layton

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Talitha Halley’s graduation marks a major triumph over adversity as she rose from childhood devastation.

  • May 3, 2015

The assistant secretary is joining the nonprofit Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

  • Apr 30, 2015

Children in publicly funded state pre-K classrooms are largely segregated by race and family income level.

  • Apr 29, 2015

Shanna Peeples became a teacher to create a safe place and “small successes” for kids.

  • Apr 27, 2015

Congressman said he’s waited a year for reply from superintendant Cami Anderson. She responds.

  • Apr 24, 2015

Because brains develop at different paces, schools should use gender-based curricula, neuroscientist says.

  • Apr 22, 2015

Emerging brain science unlocks the secrets to the puzzling teenager. Hint: it’s not all hormones.

  • Apr 22, 2015

He wants to end the federal testing mandate, saying it’s “a bad way to prepare children for their future.”

  • Apr 21, 2015

Research adds to the debate about the growing academic gap between poor and rich students.

  • Apr 15, 2015

Straining under a record number of civil rights complaints, the U.S. Department of Education wants to hire 200 more investigators to expand its civil rights division by 30 percent

  • Mar 18, 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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