Vanessa G. Sánchez

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering local education

Education: University of Maryland College Park, MJ in Journalism.

Vanessa G. Sánchez is a reporting intern for The Washington Post´s Education department. She previously reported for the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. She is a second-year graduate student at Phillip Merrill College of Journalism.
Latest from Vanessa G. Sánchez

The pandemic disrupted ‘dreamers.’ Can Biden’s spending bill get them back on track?

Federal financial aid could be a critical lifeline for undocumented students, who like other vulnerable populations are still enduring the economic and social fallout of the pandemic, but it may not be enough.

December 15, 2021

D.C.’s struggle to hire more diverse teachers — and keep them

D.C. schools have improved their hiring, but representation lags for Latino teachers and male teachers of color.

December 7, 2021

Dave Chappelle’s return to alma mater raised concerns among some students and parents

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts announced this month that it was postponing a ceremony to rename its theater after Chapelle until the spring amid student concerns about comments the comedian, an alum, made in a recent Netflix special.

November 27, 2021

D.C. is changing its mask rules, but the city’s colleges are staying the course

As the holidays approach, universities say continuing their mask mandates is essential.

November 21, 2021

Duke Ellington school delays naming of theater after Dave Chappelle until April

Dave Chappelle's Netflix comments prompt discussions at Duke Ellington, his alma mater.

November 12, 2021

As numbers of multilingual students rises, finding teachers for them becomes a priority

A Towson University program is preparing educators to teach the fastest-growing population in the nation’s public schools.

November 7, 2021

Loudoun County students walk out to protest school district’s handling of alleged sexual assaults

Hundreds of students at different Loudoun County Public Schools held walkouts sparked by sexual assault cases.

October 26, 2021

‘Tireless advocate’ Argelia Rodriguez, who helped transform college prospects for D.C. students, is stepping down

Rodriguez, who launched DC-CAP in 1999, oversaw a transformation of college-going culture in the nation's capital.

October 21, 2021

In D.C., incarcerated youths with disabilities are denied adequate education, complaint alleges

At D.C.'s youth detention center, students with disabilities mainly work off paper packets without live instruction, their advocates said.

October 14, 2021

George Washington University welcomes graduates back for first in-person commencement since pandemic

With the Capitol as a backdrop, students took group selfies with peers they hadn’t seen for months. Standing in line before the official ceremony started, some graduates met classmates for the first time after a year of virtual classes together.

October 2, 2021