Jan 21, 2020
Moriah Balingit, who covers education for The Washington Post, discusses what she sees as key story lines for the K-12 beat in 2020, from educational equity to civics and campus safety. Are public schools adequately preparing young people to become engaged and informed citizens? What' the potential impact on students and families of the Trump administration’s plans to cut access to food stamps? How are school safety measures affecting the climate on campus? Are they making schools safer? Balingit, a finalist for her beat coverage in the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting, also explains why -- and how -- she plans to focus on whether public schools are living up to the promise to make education “the great equalizer” for students from all backgrounds. In addition, she discusses her New Year’s resolutions, and stories she would like to see local reporters tackle in 2020.