Marta Jewson

Marta Jewson covers education in New Orleans for The Lens. She began her reporting career covering charter schools for The Lens and helped found the hyperlocal news site Mid-City Messenger. Jewson returned to New Orleans in the fall of 2014 after covering education for the St. Cloud Times in Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with majors in journalism and social welfare and a concentration in educational policy studies.

Recent posts

Parents won’t get first Common Core test results until November

One major testing irregularity that the state looks for is an unusual number of wrong-to-write erasures on standardized test answer sheets.

For the first time since 1999, the state does not have a standardized-testing contractor, forcing it to manually check and refine 640,000 scores on the new, controversial tests given this spring. State, school and district results will be available before the BESE primary election.