Elizabeth Green is co-founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of Chalkbeat. She previously co-founded GothamSchools, now Chalkbeat New York.
Elizabeth has also written about education issues for The New York Times Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and many other publications.
As a Spencer Fellow, Green published a cover story for The New York Times Magazine in March 2010 titled “Building a Better Teacher.” She later signed a book contract with W.W. Norton for a nonfiction book about teaching based on her widely read piece, which was the culmination of her fellowship.
Green’s book Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone), was released in 2014, and hailed by the NY Times as one of the year’s top 100 books. Her chapter on math was excerpted in the July 27, 2014 issue of New York Times Sunday Magazine and was praised by Joe Nocera in a recent column.
In 2011, she was awarded an Abe Journalism Fellowship to study education in Japan.
A 2006 graduate of Harvard University, Green joined the board of the Education Writers Association in January. She served as the lead education reporter of The New York Sun from June 2007 until it closed in September 2008. Before that she covered education for U.S. News & World Report, focusing on the impact of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Green used her fellowship to explore the researchers, teachers, and school leaders who delve inside the “black box” of the classroom and study instructional practice.