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Senior Editor

Barbara Kantrowitz

Barbara Kantrowitz, a senior editor, is an award-winning magazine editor and writer. She worked at Newsweek for nearly 25 years in the magazine’s society section, where she wrote and edited dozens of cover stories on health, education, religion and women’s issues. Kantrowitz has also worked at People, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday and The Hartford Courant, and has freelanced for many national publications. She is a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia Journalism School, where she has been an adjunct professor since 2009. One of her major life goals is to visit all 50 states.

Recent Stories

Volunteer ‘Pushy Moms’ help community college students transfer to four-year schools

They’re veterans of the application process and passing on hard-won wisdom

Getting into college and paying for it: Landing a full ride after a year of suspense

This is the final article in a series following five New Rochelle High School seniors on their quest for college financial aid. The project is a partnership between The Christian…

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Getting into college and paying for it: When the deadline came, what was the deciding factor?

This is the fourth article in a series following five New Rochelle High School seniors on their quest for college financial aid. The project is a partnership between…

Getting into college — and paying for it: A teen’s first adult decision

This is the third article in a series following five New Rochelle High School seniors on their quest for college financial aid. The project is a partnership between the

Getting into college — and paying for it: Most students can avoid full sticker price

This is the second article in a series following five New Rochelle High School seniors on their quest for college financial aid. The project is a partnership between the

Getting into college — and paying for it: A look at five students

December is a tense month for college-bound seniors at New Rochelle High School in suburban New York. A few who have applied through early decision programs could soon learn whether…

Testing the Common Core in Tennessee

Tennessee has been at the epicenter of national education reform efforts in recent years, but there’s still debate about how much these changes have improved student learning. Test scores have…

Helping struggling students: A view from one math teacher’s classroom

When Cicely Woodard was growing up in Memphis, math class was fairly straightforward. “My teachers got up there and they lectured and we took notes, and we practiced and then…

New standards mean lots of talking—and even writing—about math

Cicely Woodard has the daunting task of helping eighth-graders understand and even enjoy math. Five days a week, she leads her students at Nashville’s Rose Park Magnet Middle School…

Education Nation: ‘Success for All’ curriculum drives Ohio district

School was just beginning at the end of August, but the students at Wells Academy were already hard at work. First grade teacher Sarah Nocera leads her students…