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Emily Richmond

Emily Richmond is the public editor for the National Education Writers Association. She was the education reporter for the Las Vegas Sun from 2002 to 2010, and in 2011 she was Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan. She blogs at Follow her on Twitter at @EWAEmily.

Recent Stories

Pittsfield Middle High School English teacher Jenny Wellington observes a student-led discussion. (Photo: Emily Richmond)

Putting students in charge to close the achievement gap

In an 11th-grade English class at Pittsfield Middle High School in rural New Hampshire, Jenny Wellington’s students were gathered in a circle debating Henry David Thoreau’s positions on personal responsibility.…

Q&A with San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro: Preschool initiative ‘a model for the nation’

Education Writers Association A few years ago, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro – the Democratic Party’s first Hispanic keynote convention speaker – decided his city needed…

Do students suffer when snow days pile up?

Education Writers Association I’m in Atlanta right now, where schools took every precaution to avoid a repeat of the logistical nightmare that unfolded two weeks ago when two…