Susan Sawyers

Susan Sawyers is a New York City based multimedia journalist and social media strategist. She is interested in education, philanthropy and lifestyle reporting. A former producer and researcher for “Bloomberg EDU with Jane Williams,” Bloomberg Radio’s weekly program on education, Susan’s writing and reporting has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Huffington Post, The Hechinger Report and New York Social Diary. A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Grinnell College, she was the former director and curator of the Los Angeles-based Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. She speaks French fluently and taught English and French to students in France and in Washington, D.C.

Recent Stories

Q&A with Ben Austin: On the leading edge of the parent trigger surge

Will Ben Austin grow weary of organizing? The 43-year-old lawyer, education reformer, community organizer and father of two has taken on a huge job, mobilizing parents in Los Angeles…

Q&A with Jason Kamras: What lies ahead for D.C. public schools

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What makes a good science teacher?

Janice Crowley (Courtesy College Board) What are the essential ingredients of good science teaching? Janice Crowley, chair of the science department at Wichita Collegiate School…

High school students can make up credits online

A growing network of online classes is giving thousands of high school students a second or third chance to pass courses they need to graduate, from…

Q&A: Lillian Lowery talks about winning Race to the Top, collaboration and inspiration

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Q&A: Dr. Francis Eberle talks science education

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Q&A: Kate Walsh on improving teacher quality

Kate Walsh, president of the National Council on Teacher Quality Teacher quality is now widely recognized as one of the most important factors in whether students succeed.…

HechingerEd: The iCollege Campus

Minnesota’s two-term governor Tim Pawlenty challenged the status quo of higher education when he appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Thursday night. He talked about the role of…