Education Team Lead

Sarah Carr

Sarah Carr has covered education for the last 20 years, reporting on battles over school vouchers, efforts to educate China’s massive population of migrant children, and the explosion of charter schools in New Orleans. She has worked for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and contributed to dozens of other publications, including The Atlantic, Slate, and the Washington Post. For the last five years, she led an education reporting fellowship at Columbia Journalism School focused on race and inequality. Carr is the author Hope Against Hope, which tells the story of New Orleans schools post-Hurricane Katrina, through the eyes of a student, teacher, and principal. She serves on the board of the national Education Writers Association and authored the organization’s guides to interviewing children and visiting schools.

Latest stories

A brand new COVID-era college in Vermont?

By , Globe Staff

Seth Andrew has been on a strange kind of mission over the past couple of years: to purchase a bucolic yet dying New England college campus and repurpose it as a new sort of educational institution.

For high school seniors with disabilities, school closures can feel like walking off a cliff

By , Globe Staff

For high school seniors across the country, school closures have brought unique angst and logistical hurdles. But for graduates with disabilities, who often attend public schools into their 20s, the impending transition will be especially stressful.

The Great Divide

The ‘sacred cow’ of Boston’s education landscape

By Bianca Vázquez Toness, and , Globe Staff

Call it Boston’s untouchable issue. For 20 years, every effort — and there have been many — to even tweak the admissions process for Boston Latin and the other exam schools have been swiftly quashed, placed among the trove of such plans already collecting dust.

The Great Divide

For low-income students, the suburbs are no sure path to college

By and , Globe Staff

Low-income students are only half as likely to graduate from college as their more affluent peers even when they attended top suburban high schools, according to Globe analysis of first-of-its-kind state education data.