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.
Their school, Morris Jeff, was in the middle of the Aug. 5 flood that paralyzed the city and seeped into homes. So when they learned that the subject of a LEGO robot competition was water, they didn't have to think hard to come up with a problem. Since then, they've been working on a solution.By Marta Jewson