Latest from Donna St. George

Vaccine mandate temporarily halted in New York City schools, nation’s largest school system

Case filed by educators will now go before an appeals court panel.
  • Sep 25, 2021

What to know about school masks, staff vaccines and quarantines in the D.C. area

School officials have spent months refining guidelines and other strategies to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Sep 21, 2021

Patricia O’Neill, longtime Montgomery County school board member, dies at 71

She joined the Montgomery school board in 1998 and had served as board president five times.
  • Sep 14, 2021

Just weeks in, Washington-area families confront the reality of this school year: Quarantines

Districts are scrambling for virtual learning plans and substitutes. Parents are scrambling for child care.
  • Sep 11, 2021

Pentagon burn survivors are thankful for life, though pain endures

Four severe burn survivors of the Pentagon attack, interviewed by The Washington Post for this story, have each charted a distinct course, holding up against seizing pain, physical limitations and debilitating trauma. They have anguished. They have celebrated. They have marked 20 years.
  • Sep 10, 2021

Vaccination mandate tightened for Montgomery County teachers and other staff in schools

Montgomery County school board removes testing option for workers, says stronger action is needed as delta variant spreads.
  • Sep 9, 2021

With hundreds quarantined, new school testing program to begin in Montgomery County

The announcement comes amid anger from parents.
  • Sep 8, 2021

More students in Maryland head to school for the first time in 18 months

Joining other systems, Prince George’s County opens for full-scale, in-person instruction.
  • Sep 8, 2021

Some families of color remain wary of returning to classrooms as new school year begins

While most parents nationally plan to send their children back into classrooms, a study shows there is far greater hesitancy among families of color.
  • Sep 1, 2021

Schools open for full-scale in-person learning in D.C., Montgomery County and Arlington as pandemic persists

More than 200,000 students are expected to return to classes in the nation’s capital and nearby suburbs.
  • Aug 30, 2021