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:

Completing the FAFSA is supposed to open doors to higher education. But error messages and delays could close off opportunities, counselors fear.

The decision written by Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett focuses on whether government officials use accounts to act in their official capacity.

Nearly two-thirds of American teenagers use TikTok regularly. We want to hear students’ opinions about efforts to ban TikTok.

Gov. Ron DeSantis and LGBTQ groups have both claimed that the settlement is a win.

The president’s pitch to continue some pandemic-era programs and increase financial aid faces a hostile Congress.

The Los Angeles school district continues to give students free musical instruments. ‘The Last Repair Shop’ tells the stories of the repair technicians who keep those instruments in order.

The College Board is launching a new digital SAT amid an evolving landscape for college admissions.

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.