Kalyn Belsha

Kalyn Belsha

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.

U.S. rises in world rankings for math, reading, science as other countries’ performance slips

The drop in suspensions likely reflects a combination of fewer students learning in person and a reticence among educators to remove students from the classroom.

Based on two years of observations, “False Starts” looks at how segregation affects everything from how preschoolers play to how they interact with objects at school.

Federal education officials have received at least nine complaints involving antisemitism or Islamophobia on college or K-12 campuses since Hamas attacked Israel last month.

A long-awaited Biden administration program is putting $12.5 million toward school integration efforts.

A new federal rule permits 3,000 more districts to give free meals to all students. But without additional funding from Congress, many will likely hold off.

Amid efforts to tackle challenges students face, one administrator says her message remains: ‘You’ve got to come to school.’