Latest from Debbie Truong

More students are learning on laptops and tablets in class. Some parents want to hit the off switch.

School systems have spent millions on putting computers into the hands of every child, but many parents say screen time is eroding the quality of instruction, damaging children’s eyes and posture, and even easing access to pornography or other inappropriate material.
  • Feb 1, 2020

D.C. region schools are ready to call a snow day — they just hope they don’t need to

The complex science of when to close makes for sleepless nights.
  • Dec 2, 2019

A Northern Va. high school is accused of admissions bias. Advocates say the problem begins much earlier.

The Academies of Loudoun faces the same criticism leveled at elite campuses elsewhere.
  • Nov 23, 2019

Va. attorney general probing bias allegations in Loudoun County schools

The NAACP filed a complaint against the school system.
  • Nov 12, 2019

Younger and more diverse: What a school board election delivered in Northern Virginia

In Fairfax County, all 12 winners were backed by the Democratic Party.
  • Nov 10, 2019

Democratic-backed candidates take full control of Fairfax County, Va., school board

Two incumbents supported by the Republican Party were unseated.
  • Nov 5, 2019

For Northern Virginia schools, a question of where to put all those students

Enrollment is booming in Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax counties, forcing tough decisions.
  • Nov 3, 2019

‘Haven’t seen a year quite like this’: Inside epic battles for school board seats in Northern Virginia

Half of Fairfax County School Board members are retiring or leaving office.
  • Oct 27, 2019

Maryland student breaches computer security and steals data of nearly 1,350 teens

Hacker figured out the username and password to access information from Wheaton High.
  • Oct 15, 2019

What does it take to combat intolerance? Students at a Virginia high school find out.

The teenagers are coming of age at a time of growing social awareness and accountability.
  • Oct 10, 2019