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Aaricka Washington

Aaricka Washington is a national education reporting intern who holds a B.A. in journalism from Indiana University and an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. In her past life, she was a seventh grade history and writing teacher at an all-girls school in Houston. Her greatest accomplishment to date was getting teenagers to buy in to her corny (though catchy) songs about hooks, topic sentences and paragraphs.

Recent Stories

School network takes turbocharged approach to education for refugee students

Fugees Academy, perhaps the nation’s only school to serve refugees exclusively, tries to pack three years of English into one

Students from City As School high school in New York City think like engineers as they construct a water filtration system.

How to program greater diversity among Mississippi’s computer science grads

Female and black students have been locked out of computer science fields, but a program seeks to change that by starting early