Jamaal Abdul-Alim is a freelance journalist and a Washington correspondent for Diverse Issues in Higher Education. His articles have appeared in Education Week, Washington Monthly, and U.S. News & World Report. Abdul-Alim is also a chess journalist whose articles regularly appear in Chess Life Magazine and Chess Life Online. He is a former staff writer for Youth Today and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He is a 1996 graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a 2008 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan.
As a Spencer Education Journalism fellow, Abdul-Alim plans to explore the impact of various efforts to hold teacher preparation programs more accountable for student achievement.
Published work on teacher prep reform: