Andrew Ujifusa

Story Editor

Andrew Ujifusa is a Story Editor for Chalkbeat. He previously worked at Education Week, where he covered federal and national politics and policy for the Politics K-12 section. While at Ed. Week, his project about schools named for segregationists won a “Salute to Excellence” award from the National Association of Black Journalists. In addition, he produced on-the-ground coverage of Puerto Rico’s schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017 and beyond. He has also worked at newspapers in Maryland and Mississippi, and reported from Haiti following the earthquake there in 2010. During a year teaching English at two high schools in central Japan, he wrote for a dual-language newspaper in Los Angeles. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area.

With college on the horizon, Rahmyza Muhammad made photos to document her senior year at the Detroit School of Arts and her family’s transition from living in a shelter. Here is the result.
As senior year and adulthood approach, London Hill pointed a camera at her own life. Here is the result.
Results on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment also declined statewide from pre-pandemic levels.
Her high school refused to let her be valedictorian, an experience she never forgot as a mother and activist.