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Emmanuel Felton

Emmanuel Felton is a staff writer. Prior to joining The Hechinger Report, he covered education, juvenile justice and child services for the New York World. He received a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a master’s from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He grew up in the music rich city of New Orleans, but learned the hard way that he had no musical talent during one very long week in middle school. Luckily, he found journalism.

Recent Stories

The reason so many black teachers leave the job early

New report probes why African-American teachers become frustrated with a profession that desperately needs them

New Orleans’ uphill battle for more black and homegrown teachers

Kristi Walton works with a student. Photo: Courtesy of Firstline This story is part of a series looking at a shortage of black and Hispanic teachers and…

Do black students really need college to get high paying jobs?

An educator bets a school focused on tech careers, not college, will launch students of color to the middle class

New York’s upstate cities have some of the worst schools in the country

Is it fair to compare them to New York City?

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Have Obama’s education policies weakened the Democratic Party?

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Can she unite the party’s opposing sides?

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A new report outlines how these countries are better preparing elementary teachers