Michael Alison Chandler

ReporterWashington, D.C.


A new poll shows that 56 percent of voters support the plan to redraw school lines across the city.

  • Sep 18, 2014

A Washington Post poll shows high marks for Lanier and an improved rating for D.C.’s schools chancellor.

  • Sep 17, 2014

In a report due out Wednesday, the office says it handled 150 concerns about the District’s public schools.

  • Sep 16, 2014

Few experienced operators have taken advantage of expedited application process in D.C.

  • Sep 16, 2014

Marred by an alleged scandal, school is undergoing a transformation to better serve at-risk students.

  • Sep 16, 2014

A look at charter school growth state-by-state in 2013-2014 school year

  • Sep 16, 2014

Panel at D.C. Library explores whether efforts to improve public education in the city have been successful

  • Sep 15, 2014

Current leadership, outside group seek to take over alternative school plagued by contracting allegations.

  • Sep 10, 2014

This measure tracks both unexcused and excused absences.

  • Sep 10, 2014

The initiative pairs case managers with families to address the reasons their children miss school.

  • Sep 9, 2014
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Michael Alison Chandler writes about schools and families in the Washington region. In recent years, she re-enrolled in high school to learn why American students struggle with math and traveled to South Korea to see what education reform looks like in one of the world's highest performing countries.

The Ohio native has lived on both coasts. She has a graduate degree from the U.C. Berkeley School of Journalism. Now she lives in DC with her husband and one-year old son.
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