Sarah Carr has covered education for more than two decades for publications including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, the Hechinger Report and Slate. She has served as the Ottaway Visiting Professor of Journalism at SUNY New Paltz, teaching a course on covering inequality through the lens of youth; and for five years she led Columbia Journalism School’s Teacher Project fellowship, spearheading collaborations with more than 30 editorial partners. Her reporting has won more than a dozen local and national awards. Past fellowship grants include the Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship, the O’Brien Fellowship for Public Service Journalism, and the Russell Sage Visiting Journalist fellowship.
Carr has also been editor of an investigative education reporting team at the Boston Globe, The Great Divide, and a staff writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, the New Orleans Times Picayune, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She is the author of “Hope Against Hope” (Bloomsbury, 2013), about New Orleans schools after Hurricane Katrina, which was selected as a campus-wide read at Tulane University and Macalester College. She is on the board of directors of the national Education Writers Association.