The Washington Post

Donna St. George

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Summer classes, poetry, theater, field trips aim to shrink academic and “opportunity” gaps for black, Hispanic students, amid a new push to avoid summer learning loss.

  • Jul 24, 2016

County schools chief Jack Smith will present his plan at a school board meeting next week.

  • Jul 21, 2016

Prince George’s County school board adopts policies aimed at safeguarding children in schools.

  • Jul 20, 2016

David Edimo, of Silver Spring, is the first student from Montgomery County to serve on the board in two decades.

  • Jul 15, 2016

The private School for Tomorrow is struggling, but parents and students are fighting to keep it open for next school year.

  • Jul 11, 2016

The group’s recommendations on testing were not as far-reaching as some had hoped.

  • Jul 6, 2016

Schools across the country are adopting policies that encourage students to keep trying by avoiding grades that would put them into too deep of an academic hole.

  • Jul 5, 2016

The agreement means that Julius West, Einstein and Whitman will get artificial turf fields.

  • Jun 30, 2016

Though Maryland slams Queen Anne’s board members for inappropriate, unprofessional actions, it declines to remove board majority amid community uproar.

  • Jun 29, 2016

Two incumbents on the Prince George’s County school board face primary challenges.

  • Apr 18, 2016
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Donna St. George writes about education, with an emphasis on Montgomery County schools. Recent stories have examined widespread failure on final exams in a high-performing school district; discipline policies and zero-tolerance approaches in in Maryland and Virginia schools; accountability practices in sexual misconduct cases; and the leadership crisis at the University of Virginia.

She has also worked on the Post’s local projects staff, written about the toll of the 2001 terrorist attacks, followed a class of 9-11 Marines from bootcamp into the war on terror and woven together narratives about domestic violence, the economic downturn, military women and modern family life. She grew up near Chicago and has been a reporter at The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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