READ THE SERIES Our reporters are spending the year listening to people from across the country who are involved in their local public schools in one way or another. This winter, we talked to a parent in Cleveland, a superintendent in Wyoming and a basketball coach in New Mexico among more than a dozen others. […]
Author Archives: Sarah Garland
Sarah Garland oversees editorial planning and budgeting, edits K-12 stories and manages editorial partnerships with other news outlets. She has worked at Hechinger since 2010, and before that wrote about education, criminal justice and immigration for publications including The New York Times, The New York Sun, Marie Claire, Newsweek and New York Newsday. As a Spencer Fellow in Education Reporting at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she wrote “Divided We Fail” (Beacon Press, 2013), about court-ordered school desegregation in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where she attended public schools. Her first book, “Gangs in Garden City” (Nation Books, 2008), was about transnational street gangs from Central America. She earned a master's degree in journalism and Latin American studies from New York University and a bachelor's in urban studies from Macalester College.