Ricki Morell

Ricki Morell is a freelance writer based in Boston.

Recent Stories

A racially charged assault spurs schools to rally behind Portland’s large refugee community

‘Welcoming refugees is not a political issue. It’s about people.’

Conquering the confusing common app: These tips will help

How do you fill out the parent information section if you live with a foster family? Does babysitting your little brother after school count as an “activity”? The questions that…

Maine’s decade-old school laptop program wins qualified praise

Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting FREEPORT, Maine — At Freeport Middle School, students in algebra class play “Battleship” on their laptops as they learn to plot coordinates…

Massachusetts wonders if Race to the Top is worth winning

Thirty-five states and Washington, D.C. submitted applications today for the second round of President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top competition, with a few states deciding the race isn’t worth…