Sarah Carr has written about education for the last decade, reporting on school vouchers in Milwaukee, the growth in private education in China, and the explosion of charter schools in post-Katrina New Orleans. She plans to use her fellowship time to report and begin writing a book examining the current direction of urban education reform in the United States—including the growth in charter schools and the increased emphasis on defining and measuring teacher quality—using the New Orleans schools and community as a lens. The book will be published by Bloomsbury Press in 2012.
Carr has worked as a staff writer for the The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the New Orleans-Times-Picayune. She has won numerous fellowships and awards, including an International Reporting Project fellowship from Johns Hopkins, which supported her reporting from China. She is a graduate of Williams College and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
The Challenge of Choice, Winner in the 2010 Education Writers Association contest
New Orleans charter schools work to sustain teachers’ energy, results
Behind knock-out of principal lies a sad tale
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Confucius Reenters China’s Schools to Parry Western Ways
The Christian Science Monitor
Lost in Transition: Educating the children of China’s migrant workers
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The San Francisco Chronicle
Charter schools face unique challenges education students with special needs