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 Orleans Parish school district plans to take over the embattled charter school next month and operate it through the spring. But the district is not guaranteeing it will retain the school's current staff. Interviews started this week.By Marta Jewson
Video of a drug bust leads to renewed questions about the city’s sprawling surveillance network. Producer Tom Wright hears from people who were left ill after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.By Marta Jewson