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Caroline Preston

Caroline Preston is a senior editor. She previously worked as a features editor with Al Jazeera America's digital team and a senior reporter with The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Her freelance writing has appeared in The American Prospect's online edition, Fusion, Jezebel, The New York Times, The New Yorker Online, and other publications. She holds a B.A. in history from Brown University and an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. As an elementary and middle-school student, her favorite subject was art, and maybe one day she'll again pick up a paintbrush.

Recent Stories

Teaching global warming in a charged political climate

Their training doesn’t cover it, many textbooks don’t touch it, but teachers are taking on climate change anyway

The silence of school leaders on climate change

Some educators say school boards and education groups have a responsibility to speak out on climate inaction, but those calls aren’t always being well-received

era of automation

How colleges can help their students out-compete robots 

A reader asks: What do colleges need to offer students so they can succeed in an era of automation?

participatory budgeting

What happens when students are given a say in school budgets?

New York City becomes the second school district to introduce students to participatory budgeting, allowing them to divvy up a slice of their school’s money

Army veteran Chester Dixon, right, works with William Moore, Georgia Department of Labor veterans representative, to apply for a new skills-based program to get out-of-work veterans trained and back in the job market, in Atlanta. The program is open to veterans between the ages of 35 and 60.

Going back to school after 50

A reader asks: How common is it for people seek out vocational training later in life?

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

A reader asks: What’s the outlook for America’s middle class? And does a college degree still pave the way into it?

Jobs in information technology are growing quickly and employers are trying to find ways to get kids excited about careers in the field.

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

A reader asks: Not knowing what tasks will be automated or what future jobs will look like, how should schools prepare students now?

A rural charter school splits an Oklahoma town

A businessman makes an end run around community opponents to bring a charter school to a struggling small town. Now, he wants to expand to others like it.

Oliver Francis, of Philadelphia, was placed in foster care because he was truant. He graduated from George Junior Republic, a residential school in Grove City, Pennsylvania, this spring.

New report underscores education problems in institutions for foster youth

Advocacy groups call for Pennsylvania state government to step up oversight of residential facilities

Matthew Snyder applied for the job of superintendent in Cheraw, Colorado. The school board liked him (and the idea of saving money) so much that it asked if he’d serve as principal too.

The big jobs of small-town principals

Rural school leaders have some of the most complex roles in education — and some of the highest attrition

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