Ovetta Wiggins

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The Maryland governor urges a floor vote on a bill that provides funds for private and public school attendance.

  • Feb 26, 2015

Del. Cory McCray spent his teenage years selling drugs on Baltimore city streets

  • Feb 25, 2015

The former House delegate begins her fourth term as treasurer.

  • Feb 25, 2015

The hearing was held a day after Hogan unveiled a plan to limit the use of chicken manure on farms

  • Feb 24, 2015

Md. governor, Pr. George’s executive and members of state congressional delegation plan on a “united front.”

  • Feb 24, 2015

Plan includes a one-year delay in implementation, raising concerns among environmentalists.

  • Feb 23, 2015

Measure has some bipartisan support, but which provisions will survive remains unclear.

  • Feb 21, 2015

Montgomery leaders and parents urge support for state Senate bill on school construction funding.

  • Feb 19, 2015

Among proposed changes: a funding structure for charters and the removal of teacher certification requirements.

  • Feb 18, 2015

Democratic leaders are resisting the bill, saying “it would leave you barely enough money for filling potholes.”

  • Feb 13, 2015
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Ovetta Wiggins writes about k-12 education. She came to The Washington Post in 2003 and has covered numerous stories about Prince George's County during that time, including the rise and fall of former County Executive Jack B. Johnson, the county's foreclosure crisis, and the attempt by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III to take over the school system.

Ovetta grew up in New Jersey (which may explain her affinity for shopping malls and her distaste for stopping at a gas station and having to pump her own gas). She graduated from Rutgers University and previously worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Bergen Record.
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