Donna St. George

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering education

Education: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ill., political science major

Donna St. George writes about education. She has also worked on The Post’s local projects staff, written about the toll of the 2001 terrorist attacks, followed a class of U.S. Marines from boot camp into the war on terrorism, and woven together narratives about domestic violence, the economic downturn, military women and modern family life. She was previously a reporter at the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Los Angeles Times. Over the years, she has covered local and national news, worked as a Washington correspondent and reported on the South from a national bureau in
Latest from Donna St. George

Biden administration issues civil rights guidance on school discipline

The Biden Administration on Friday released guidance spelling out how it would enforce civil rights laws when it comes to how schools discipline students.

May 26, 2023

Education slipped and enrollment dropped in the pandemic, report shows

Enrollment in teacher preparation programs also fell 30 percent in seven years.

May 24, 2023

Students can’t get off their phones. Schools have had enough.

Administrators see them as an intensifying distraction — or, worse, a tax on students’ mental health.

May 9, 2023

Students’ understanding of history and civics is worsening

Only 13 percent of children in 8th grade scored at or above proficiency in U.S. history, and only 22 percent were at or above proficiency in civics.

May 3, 2023

One school’s solution to the mental health crisis: Try everything

An Ohio school is grasping for every possible remedy to the mental health crisis, from home visits, to grocery donations, therapy sessions and animal encounters.

April 28, 2023

One injured, suspect in custody after shooting at Dulles Town Center mall

Police said that a suspect was in custody and that the shooting was believed to have stemmed from a dispute between two people.

April 2, 2023

Police arrest man in Arlington fatal shooting

Police charged James Ray Williams, of Arlington, with murder and related counts.

April 2, 2023

TikTok is addictive for many girls, especially those with depression

A new study of social media platforms deepens our picture of the struggles faced by teen girls.

March 30, 2023

Schools sue social media companies over youth mental health crisis

Seattle Public Schools filed a lawsuit in January. In recent weeks, school districts in California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida have followed.

March 19, 2023

In Florida, showing mental health struggles could get a child detained

Advocates say the Baker Act, designed a measure of last resort, is not used that way. The result: Kindergarteners can be forcibly committed to psych centers for exams.

March 16, 2023