Kalyn Belsha

Kalyn Belsha

Senior National Reporter

Kalyn Belsha is a National Reporter for Chalkbeat based in Chicago. Previously, she covered education for The Chicago Reporter, Catalyst Chicago and the suburban Chicago Tribune. She is a former Spencer Fellow in Education Reporting at Columbia University and has taught journalism at Loyola University Chicago.

History often pays attention to Oliver Brown and the male lawyers behind the landmark case. But 12 Black mothers from Kansas also played a crucial role in challenging inequities in their children’s schools.

As more states require schools to teach Asian American history, an Illinois program is helping teachers bolster their own knowledge and integrate lessons into curriculum they already use.

Supporters of Biden’s regulations say they will protect vulnerable students. Critics say they’re an attack on fairness and privacy.

A new report finds that at least half of new state preschool spending was backed by federal pandemic relief. More kids are enrolling, but can states keep it up?

Un grupo influyente conservador ha elaborado una estrategia para desafiar una decisión histórica del Tribunal Supremo que protege el derecho de los niños indocumentados a asistir a la escuela pública.

The Heritage Foundation is urging states to charge undocumented students tuition to attend public school in an effort to provoke a challenge to the Supreme Court’s landmark Plyler v. Doe ruling.

After a colleague at her school left her job, Missy Testerman worried about who would advocate for immigrant families. So she switched gears in her educational career to fill the gap.

Students in Washington, D.C. were less likely to miss school on days they had a scheduled tutoring session. Researchers think the relationship kids build with tutors has a lot to do with that.

Los padres sin número de Seguro Social ya pueden contribuir a la FAFSA. La solicitud FAFSA ayuda a los estudiantes a obtener ayuda financiera y pagar por la universidad.

Parents without Social Security numbers can now contribute to the FAFSA. But schools are still working to support families that have to manually enter financial information.