The Washington Post

Emma Brown

ReporterWashington, D.C.


StoryCorps wants to gather more interviews this weekend than it has in its 12 years of existence.

  • Nov 25, 2015

Despite efforts to increase access and affordability, low income students are going to college far less often than they were even a few years ago.

  • Nov 24, 2015

The Telling Room is one of 12 arts organizations honored by the White House this week.

  • Nov 20, 2015

HUD estimates there are 127,000 homeless children in the country. The Education Department says there are 1.3 million.

  • Nov 19, 2015

Alumni say school has a “moral responsibility” to help displaced residents after a land deal.

  • Nov 18, 2015

Schools face a tough balancing act: Teaching about a scary event without scaring children.

  • Nov 16, 2015

Many states are now evaluating teachers using a method that researchers are calling questionable.

  • Nov 12, 2015

Because half of the schools that received money are not part of the analysis, it’s difficult to judge outcomes.

  • Nov 12, 2015

But after years of rapid growth, charter schools’ market share has flat-lined in Washington.

  • Nov 11, 2015

The ACLU is filing a lawsuit against a Kentucky sheriff for handcuffing two children with disabilities for misbehaving in school.

  • Aug 3, 2015
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Emma Brown writes about national education and about people with a stake in schools, including teachers, parents and kids. She’s also covered D.C. and Virginia schools and written obituaries for the Post. She’s a latecomer to journalism who worked as a wilderness ranger in Wyoming and as a middle-school math teacher in Alaska before joining the newspaper in 2009.
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