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.
The terminations at James M. Singleton Charter School follow an investigation by the state Department of Education. The state voided tests for at least 177 students, nearly half of its enrollment. A lawyer for the fired educators said they did nothing wrong.By Marta Jewson