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.
A new charter organization called the ExCEED Network has filed applications to take control of the schools. The Orleans Parish superintendent has advocated transforming the schools and has spoken at meetings held by the founding principals of the charter network.By Marta Jewson
A state investigation found that ReNEW had inflated how much extra attention it would provide certain students, and then didn’t provide the extra help to students who needed it. The state made the charter network find those students and provide the help now.By Marta Jewson