The Washington Post

Lyndsey Layton

ReporterWashington, D.C.


D.C. Council protests vouchers, but senator says they’re needed because public schools are “absolutely failing.”

  • Oct 8, 2015

Former Chicago schools chief indicted on charges of contract steering, bribes and kickbacks

  • Oct 8, 2015

Bill and Melinda Gates pledge more support for the Common Core, teacher quality, personalized learning.

  • Oct 7, 2015

Duncan’s tenure inspires strong feelings.

  • Oct 5, 2015

NEA, nation’s largest labor union, gives nod to Clinton, but dissent grows win the rank-and-file

  • Oct 3, 2015

Advocates hoped to be able to compare student performance across state lines, but that’s still hard to do.

  • Oct 3, 2015

Arne Duncan dramatically expanded federal role in education, compelled changes in nation’s public schools.

  • Oct 2, 2015

The leader of U.S. education policy since the beginning of the Obama administration presidency, has come under increasing criticism.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Rep. Tim Ryan says his state’s charter system is ‘dysfunctional’ and worries about federal grant.

  • Oct 1, 2015

At a White House conference on school discipline, the Education Department displays data showing that suspended students are less likely to graduate on time and more likely to end up in the juvenile justice system.

  • Jul 22, 2015
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Lyndsey Layton has been covering national education since 2011, writing about everything from parent trigger laws to poverty’s impact on education to the shifting politics of school reform. Lyndsey came to the Post in 1998 and has roamed widely, covering food safety and chemical policy, Congress, transportation and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. But none of that compares to the fun of interviewing 8-year-olds. She lives in D.C. with her husband and their daughter.
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