Charlotte West is a freelance journalist who covers education, criminal justice, housing, and politics. Her work has appeared in national publications such as The Hechinger Report, the Washington Post, Teen Vogue and NBC. She is a member of the Education Writers Association and was a 2019 Kiplinger Fellow.
Charlotte’s Recent Stories
Education Nov 30‘I’ve never seen the campus’: What it’s like to attend Harvard from your childhood bedroom
Zoom lectures haven’t been as bad as she thought they would be, though the upstairs neighbor’s vacuuming is distracting when she’s trying to pay attention.
Education Aug 21Students have their own demands for school reopening
Mental health support, better remote instruction and a focus on vulnerable students -- high schoolers are pressing legislatures and school boards to make their appeals heard.
Education Jul 31Jobless college students are being given summer jobs to mentor younger peers
With their summer jobs and internships canceled and anxiety about getting Covid-19 — or just succumbing to boredom — college students have found one type of work that they largely can do at home this summer: mentoring younger students to…
Education May 05Coronavirus fears may lead to big gap year for college students
Many students have a simpler reason than travel or work for considering a gap year: They consider it better than spending a semester or even a year taking college classes online.
Education Mar 24How the coronavirus has upended college admissions
As high schools close, seniors are scrambling to sort out financial aid and college decisions without guidance from counselors.