Michael Alison Chandler

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Robin Anthony Toogood II, widely admired by colleagues and students, resigned after alleged fabrications.

  • Aug 13, 2014

DCPS announces 21 new principals — some graduated from new fellowship program.

  • Aug 13, 2014

Earlier vetting didn’t catch some inconsistencies about Robin Toogood II, who worked in D.C. and Virginia.

  • Aug 12, 2014

Edward C. Mazique Center loses grant amid national effort to improve quality through competition.

  • Aug 12, 2014

Elementary, which will open in 2015-2016 school year, will be network’s “anchor in the D.C. region.”

  • Aug 10, 2014

The new helmets are part of the school district’s concussion management plan.

  • Aug 8, 2014

New building is on Wisconsin Ave in NW Washington, closer to school’s current location.

  • Aug 5, 2014

D.C. students learn about nutrition and healthy food in a free summer program in their housing development.

  • Aug 5, 2014

At Briya, the “dual-generation” effort aims to improve children’s prospects by building their parents’ skills.

  • Aug 3, 2014

Some are descendants of people whose homes were razed to make way for T.C. Williams High.

  • Aug 1, 2014
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Michael Alison Chandler writes about schools and families in Northern Virginia. 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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