Latest from Laura Meckler
Last-minute changes, coronavirus outbreaks and politics complicate opening of school year.
  • Aug 9, 2020
Most parents see in-person school as unsafe, Post-Schar School poll finds.
  • Aug 6, 2020
The emergence of a Republican stimulus bill will likely kick off bipartisan negotiations.
  • Jul 27, 2020
But guidelines approved by the White House strongly urge a return to classrooms.
  • Jul 24, 2020
The president’s first priority is getting schools to reopen this fall. He is also newly focused on school choice policies.
  • Jul 23, 2020
Researchers estimate it would cost $150 billion per year to bring all children up to the average test scores.
  • Jul 22, 2020
  • Podcast
Washington Post education reporter Laura Meckler takes listeners behind the reporting for her story “The test of their lives,” in which she spent months watching a public-school teacher and his students confront the challenges of life without a classroom.
  • Jul 22, 2020
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But the arrangements — like a “nanny share on steroids” — will probably drive more inequity in education.
  • Jul 17, 2020
  • Post Reports
Los Angeles takes schooling online this fall, as districts nationwide face the difficult task of balancing student needs with safety, political pressure and the global pandemic. Plus, a momentary respite for international college students.
  • Jul 15, 2020
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The debate over school reopening comes as many school districts are scrambling to put together plans and they are looking for guidance from Washington about how to proceed.
  • Jul 15, 2020
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