Erica Meltzer

Erica Meltzer

National Editor

Erica Meltzer is National Editor at Chalkbeat, where she also covers the legislature and statewide education issues. Erica was a founding editor of the local news site Denverite. Before that, she covered everything from housing and energy policy to crime and courts for newspapers in three states. She served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay. Reach her at:

Three new national studies find that teachers are self-censoring at high rates, and that students and teachers are more comfortable talking about race in school than LGBTQ issues.

Federal officials announced a temporary solution to help students whose parents lack a Social Security number complete the FAFSA. But lawmakers say a permanent fix is needed.

A new analysis finds students are making up for lost learning, but some are being left behind. There’s still time for states and districts to act.

To truly close the digital divide, a new National Education Technology Plan calls for schools to move from passive use to active learning.

The Biden administration highlighted tutoring in Chicago and efforts to combat chronic absenteeism in Detroit as officials urged schools to do more to raise student achievement.

Dozens of states are moving to adopt the science of reading. A new report says many policies leave gaps in the quality of teacher training programs and curriculum choices.

A guide on how to keep up with education issues in the Colorado legislature.

A new poll from Magellan Strategies finds many voters still think schools are on the wrong track, but they’re very supportive of career and technical education.

Education groups had campaigned for Proposition HH, but voters were far less keen on the complicated property tax measure.