Latest from Hannah Natanson

Fairfax school system pulls two books from libraries after complaints over sexual content

The books, “Gender Queer” and “Lawn Boy,” will now undergo a review process.
  • Sep 28, 2021

Back-to-school in Northern Virginia means virus testing, vaccine mandates, virtual learning amid quarantines

Administrators are scrambling to stay ahead of the virus — and to keep children learning.
  • Sep 23, 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

Two wounded in shooting at Heritage High School in Newport News, police say

Police said a male juvenile was later taken into custody.
  • Sep 20, 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

Northern Virginia schools adopt bevy of testing, vaccine rules as pandemic rages

The ongoing pandemic continues to disrupt every aspect of education, from grading to lunchtime.
  • Sep 9, 2021

Two school districts, and two radically different approaches to managing the pandemic

A comparison between two districts — one in suburban Virginia, the other in rural Pennsylvania — shows how divided school leaders are.
  • Sep 7, 2021

Republican Glenn Youngkin seeks teacher raises, ban on ‘critical race theory’ in plan for Virginia K-12 schools

The candidate for Virginia governor also plans to invest more in special education and build 20 additional charter schools, among other priorities, his campaign said.
  • Sep 4, 2021

Standardized testing scores drop in Virginia, reflecting impact of pandemic

Far fewer students sat for the Standards of Learning exams than in a typical year.
  • Sep 2, 2021

Loudoun County will require high school student-athletes to get vaccinated against the coronavirus

By Nov. 8, Loudoun students playing winter and spring sports must provide proof of vaccination.
  • Aug 31, 2021