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Award-winning opinion writer Deborah Simmons is a senior correspondent who reports on City Hall and writes about education, culture, sports and family-related topics. Mrs. Simmons has worked at several newspapers, and since joining The Washington Times in 1985, has served as editorial-page editor and features editor and on the metro desk. She has taught copy editing at the University of Maryland at College Park.
An occasional panelist on Roland Martin's “Washington Watch” and Denise Rolark Barnes' “Let's Talk” weekly news analysis cable-TV programs, Mrs. Simmons has also appeared on BET's “Lead Story,” “Real Time with Bill Maher” and Mr. Maher's “Politically Incorrect,” “America's Black Forum,” Fox News' “The O'Reilly Factor,” “The Right Side with Armstrong Williams,” C-SPAN's “Washington Journal,” and “This is America with Dennis Wholey.” She also has been a guest radio commentator on NPR, WAMU, WMAL and WOL.
Mrs. Simmons attended the University of the District of Columbia and Trinity College. She and her husband, who live in Washington, have four children and two grandchildren. Contact Mrs. Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles by Deborah Simmons
Echoing recent comments by President Obama, federal education officials warned Tuesday that federal funds could be withdrawn from schools, colleges and universities that don't prevent bullying, harassment and intimidation, which the department says will fall under civil-rights enforcement. Published October 26, 2010
- SIMMONS: Anti-bullying success begins with parents
Published October 21, 2010
- GOP candidate for D.C. delegate is on her own
Published October 20, 2010
- Special education atop D.C. to-do list
Published October 18, 2010
- SIMMONS: School reform a 'team' effort
Published October 14, 2010
- SIMMONS: Redskins belong in Washington
Published October 7, 2010
- Hiring, promotion freezes set for D.C.
Published October 4, 2010
- SIMMONS: Schools' problem is government
Published September 30, 2010
- D.C. charter school used to tout student-aid program
Published September 29, 2010
- Obama: D.C. schools don't suit daughters
Published September 27, 2010