Jess Clark

Jess Clark has spent the last four years covering education for a public radio audience. She is the education reporter for New Orleans Public Radio - WWNO, and has also covered education and state politics as Fletcher Fellow for Education Policy Reporting for North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC (Chapel Hill). Her stories have aired on national programs, including NPR's All Things Considered, Here & Now from WBUR, and NPR's Weekend Edition. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Jess graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015 with a master's in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Recent Stories

Charter schools nearly destroyed this New Orleans school. Now it will become one.

The first black high school in New Orleans, McDonogh 35, was a source of pride, until the chartering of the city’s schools after Hurricane Katrina contributed to its academic collapse. Now, the school board hopes turning it over to a charter organization can save it