About Jackie @jackiemader
Jackie Mader is the multimedia editor and a staff writer at The Hechinger Report. She has covered preK-12 education and teacher preparation nationwide, with a focus on the rural south. She received a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to attending Columbia, she taught special education in Charlotte, N.C. and trained first-year teachers in the Mississippi Delta.
Jackie’s Recent Stories
Education Sep 25Why your toddler can’t learn from a screen
Toddlers often are unable to understand that the person on the screen is real, relevant and represents an actual adult, one researcher said.
Education Nov 03Online preschool: Does it work?
A small but growing number of nonprofits and for-profit companies are saying they can deliver at least some of the experiences and benefits of high-quality preschool via the internet, and thousands of parents are signing up. But as online early…
Education Apr 28Can a Harlem ‘cradle to career’ program succeed in rural Mississippi?
This story was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news website focused on inequality and innovation in education. INDIANOLA, Miss. — Katrice Warren was away at college when she learned she was pregnant. She decided not…