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
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
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