Lyndsey Layton

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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Judge says Common Core is legal; Gov. Bobby Jindal, eyeing 2016, vows to keep fighting.

  • Mar 30, 2015

The NEA has pledged to mobilize its 3 million members to push candidates on public education.

  • Mar 25, 2015

Congress, Obama tell state education officials negotiations over new federal law still in play, outcome uncertain.

  • Mar 24, 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

Louisiana Gov. Bobby JIndal tries - again - to pull Louisiana out of the Common Core. But state education officials dismiss call his plan “political“.

  • Mar 18, 2015

Louisiana Gov. Bobby JIndal tries - again - to pull Louisiana out of the Common Core. But state education officials dismiss call his plan “political“.

  • Mar 18, 2015

The high school graduation rate for minority groups, students with disabilities increased between 2010 and 2013, narrowing the gap with their white counterparts.

  • Mar 16, 2015

As Congress debates how to rewrite the main federal education law, analysists at the Center for American Progress point out a structural flaw with a key element of the existing law.

  • Mar 11, 2015

The group has split from Jeb Bush’s foundation and aims to attract leaders of urban school districts.

  • Mar 10, 2015

Non-profit analyzes first batch of Common Core math textbooks and finds just one series properly aligned.

  • Mar 4, 2015
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About
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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