Kae Petrin

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.

Ahora que se acerca el primer día de clases, esto es lo que sabemos sobre los recursos bilingües y los estudiantes de inglés en las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago.

More than 5,000 new English learners enrolled in Chicago schools last year. With the first day of school rapidly approaching, a Chalkbeat analysis found a complicated picture of bilingual staffing resources at the district.

The results suggest that Tennessee’s early investments in summer learning camps and intensive tutoring are paying off.

58% of NYC charter schools shrank during COVID, even as the sector grew overall. Two of the city’s major charter networks — Success Academy and Uncommon Schools — saw student enrollment shrink last year.

Far more Colorado students are enrolled in online schools than before the pandemic, but there isn’t much information about how these schools perform.

COVID-19 forced schools to collect and share data differently. But experts and education departments are still determining what changes will stick.

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.