About Meredith @merkolodner
Meredith Kolodner is a staff writer at The Hechinger Report. She previously covered schools for the New York Daily News and was an editor at InsideSchools.org and for The Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute. She’s also covered housing, schools, and local government for the Press of Atlantic City and The Chief-Leader newspaper and her work has appeared in the New York Times and the American Prospect.
Meredith’s Recent Stories
Education Apr 02A radical approach to discipline that starts with listening to students
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Having racked up multiple up absences and missed assignments, a high school sophomore showed up in his English class last year, hopeful for another chance. “Where have you been?” his teacher asked. “You can’t pass this…
Education Feb 05Why do some states bar older students from receiving financial aid?
Misty Aemisegger had always planned to go to college, but when her daughter was born, she decided to stay home and take care of her. A series of short-lived factory jobs, including one that involved chemical exposure she suspects of…