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.

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ReNEW Sci Tech used special-ed designation for cash, state report finds

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This summer, The Lens first reported on testing irregularities at ReNEW Sci Tech Academy. The state began investigating test issues, as well as concerns regarding the identification of special-education students. Because the state gives schools more money for those students, the school improperly classified students that way, but spent the money across the school, not just on special education.