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.
Last year The Lens reported that board members of Lusher Charter School privately discussed how to respond to a union drive and set up private meetings. Both appeared to violate state law. The school district appears to have taken school officials at their word that they did nothing wrong.By Marta Jewson