Sharon Noguchi

Story Editor

Sharon Noguchi is story editor for Chalkbeat Chicago and Colorado. She worked at the San Jose Mercury News for three decades, as an education reporter, op-ed editor, editorial writer, and copy editor. Earlier in her career, she was an editor for English-language newspapers in Tokyo, and she later spent a year in Japan as a Fulbright fellow reporting on migrant workers from South America and Southeast Asia.

Chicago schools’ Inspector General, Nicholas Schuler, detailed findings of waste, fraud and misconduct in a report; the largest portion of complaints dealt with sexual misconduct.
There’s a tentative agreement, and educators and students are back at schools. But we know the conversations about the strike, and the contract, will continue. Help inform our reporting by taking this brief survey. Your responses could be considered for publication.
Eastside’s focus on its alumni and its generous budget has enabled the private school — which serves students from low-income families — to succeed where others stumble.
Ahead of the Oakland teacher strike, principals are weighing their loyalties. They sympathize with teachers and their demands for higher salaries, smaller classes, and more specialists. Plus, before they became principals, several were teachers union leaders themselves.