NEW ORLEANS — For quarterback Raphael Reed, this school year has been one step forward, then two steps back. But during a Thursday-night football game in October, he felt nothing but forward momentum. This story also appeared in ESPN and The Undefeated As the clock ran out that night, Reed, 16, tossed a perfect touchdown […]
Katy Reckdahl is a regular contributor to the Hechinger Report, the New Orleans Advocate | Times-Picayune and WDSU television and writes frequently for the New York Times and The Weather Channel. She has won more than two-dozen first-place awards from the New Orleans Press Club and received several national awards, including a James Aronson Award and a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism for print stories and three Emmy Awards for her TV-documentary work.