LOS ANGELES — When students at one California charter network graduate from high school, they get more than just a diploma. They’re offered a job, too. This story also appeared in The Atlantic “We need people who look like we do, who come from our neighborhoods and who understand what it is like to be […]
Jamie Martines was a reporting intern covering blended learning. She earned her master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in May 2016, and holds a bachelor’s degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Before attending Columbia, Jamie spent two years teaching English to seventh and eighth graders at a rural public school in southwest China, where her students tried to help her overcome a fear of large insects by putting cicadas in her hair. It worked, and she gave the students passing marks.