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Cara Fitzpatrick is a story editor for Chalkbeat Chicago and Philadelphia. She covered education at newspapers in Florida and won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting in 2016 for a series about school segregation. The series also was honored with a Polk award and the Worth Bingham for Investigative Journalism, among others. She was a New America fellow in 2019 and a Spencer fellow at Columbia University in 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She is writing a book about the history of school choice in America for Basic Books. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children.