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Kae Petrin

Data & Graphics Reporter

Kae is a data & graphics reporter on Chalkbeat’s data visuals team. They come to the role after working briefly as a data analyst in the healthcare industry. Previously, as a digital reporter at St. Louis Public Radio, they created graphics, built newsroom-wide tools, and covered data-driven stories across beats. Before that, Kae was an editorial assistant at St. Louis Magazine. They also produced freelance investigations, breaking news, web redesigns, and entertainment criticism. In 2020, Kae co-founded the Trans Journalists Association with a collective of transgender and nonbinary media-makers; they also serve as a secretary for the St. Louis Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

It remains unclear how useful the data would be in its early forms, but would be a significant step toward assembling data on nonbinary students.
Chalkbeat created a flow chart to help families in NYC schools navigate the city’s new test-to-stay and quarantine policies when someone tests positive for COVID.
Some teachers and school leaders want the city to expand access to COVID testing in schools amid a record surge in cases.