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.