Happy Presidents Day! We’re off today, and we hope you’re enjoying a three-day weekend too.
I’m planning to spend part of today catching up on Chalkbeat stories. Since last summer, when I started as executive editor, I’ve felt like a student again. I’ve never worked in education journalism before, so I’ve tried to read as much as I can — and there’s no better place to start than Chalkbeat’s reporting.
In honor of the holiday celebrating George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and our other past presidents, I’ve rounded up a special reading list — for myself and for you, our trusted Chalkbeat community.
Two stories that take place in schools named after U.S. presidents:
Two stories about local education leaders (even though they probably won’t ever get a national holiday in their honor):
And one recent story that has nothing to do with Presidents Day but is so terrific I had to include it:
P.S. Got other education stories you think I should read? Send them my way!