Kae Petrin

Kae Petrin

Data & Graphics Reporter

Kae is a Data & Graphics Reporter on Chalkbeat's data visuals team, where they collaborate with local reporters to tell data-driven stories about education. Previously, they produced graphics, newsroom tools, and investigative reporting for St. Louis-based radio and print publications. They have contributed data analyses and visualizations to reporting recognized by the Education Writers Association, multiple regional chapters of the Society for Professional Journalists, the Missouri Broadcaster Association, and regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. In 2020, they co-founded the Trans Journalists Association and now serve as President and volunteer, interim Executive Director. They also served on the St. Louis Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’s board of directors as secretary and a finance committee member from 2017 to 2023.

Three-quarters of schools earned a C or better under the new formula that stresses academic proficiency.

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.