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 year ago, the two school districts that oversee schools in the city announced they were “proactively” coming up with a plan to test water supplies for lead. But they didn’t act. Now the plan is to install water filters. Meanwhile, kids are back in school.By Marta Jewson