How we’re covering structural racism and systemic change in education, and how you can get involved

Four months ago, the coronavirus turned our worlds upside down. The ground shifted once again this summer as protests after the police killing of George Floyd sparked a national and local awakening about structural racism and an issue at the heart of Ed Lab’s coverage: educational equity.

Our team began discussing how we could be most useful and what our role is in our state’s continued dialogue on fairness and solutions in education. We saw that this rare moment — a social movement amid a pandemic — could result in long-term structural changes.

What follows is a conversation with reporters Hannah Furfaro and Katherine Long, who wrote the first stories in this series. Moving forward, you can expect to see contributions from education reporter Dahlia Bazzaz.

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