Nick Anderson

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering higher education, national education policy and the global education market

Education: Stanford University, bachelor's degree in English

Nick Anderson is a veteran education journalist who has covered topics including suburban Maryland schools, the U.S. Department of Education and the college admissions maze. He has also been education editor for The Post. On the higher education beat, he writes about college from the perspective of a father of three with an eye on tuition bills. His interests include the technological revolution in schools, the national and global market, the endless battle to overcome inequities of opportunity and the sheer intellectual fun of academic life. In 2007, Anderson participated in the team covera
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For five years, they were co-teachers. Then they were gunned down.

Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles, veteran teachers at Robb Elementary, were shot and killed alongside their students.

May 25, 2022

    What we know about the victims of the school shooting in Texas

    The names of those killed by a gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tex., on Tuesday were only beginning to emerge in the hours afterward. Here is what we know so far about the victims of the attack.

    May 25, 2022

    This pricey school promised a global education. It’s barely solvent.

    The Whittle School & Studios opened nearly three years ago with aims for a global network of campuses. For now, its founder has a humbler goal: to stay open in Washington.

    May 25, 2022

    Settlements in UCLA sex abuse cases reach nearly $700 million

    The University of California announced a $374.4 million settlement to resolve claims related to former UCLA gynecologist James Heaps, raising total payouts in the case to nearly $700 million.

    May 24, 2022

    They earned a degree in prison. Now was their time for caps and gowns.

    The Goucher College commencement is first in decades to confer bachelor’s degrees in a Maryland prison.

    May 18, 2022

    No LSAT? Legal group weighs test-optional admissions for law schools.

    Law schools would be given a green light to end admission test requirements, under a recommendation from a key committee of the American Bar Association that is scheduled for review in a public meeting later this month.

    May 9, 2022

    Inside elite transfer admissions: From community college to U-Va.

    More prestigious schools, including the University of Virginia, are seeing transfer students as an engine of diversity on their campuses.

    May 5, 2022

    U-Va. gets a new top lawyer after Virginia AG fired previous one

    Cliff Iler, who will be the new general counsel for the University of Virginia, comes from the legal office at the University of Kentucky.

    May 1, 2022

    Son charged with second-degree murder in death of Loudoun brewer

    A brewer in Loudoun County was found dead on Saturday. Schuyler Lake, 21, has been arrested and charged in the case.

    May 1, 2022

    Harvard leaders and staff enslaved 79 people, university finds

    A new report from Harvard University details deep ties to slavery and wealth generated from slave labor. It also spotlights the university's significant role in the nation’s long history of racial discrimination.

    April 26, 2022