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

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.

Meet the Globe’s new investigative team for education and inequality

By , Globe Staff

Initiative will investigate, illuminating, and engage readers on these topics over the next two years.