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.
We recently did our fourth survey of every school zone light in the city. They're supposed to flash every morning and afternoon that school is in session. Many more lights are working now than before -- almost 80 percent. When we checked before, it was 40 to 50 percent.By Marta Jewson