Jessica Huseman

Jessica Huseman is a contributor to the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. 

Jessica Huseman appears in the following:

Big Tech Ideas? To Fix Our Voting System, Experts Say We Don't Need Them

Thursday, October 25, 2018

We asked the experts: what will improve our voting infrastructure in the future? And is technology at the heart of it? They said: it's time to get back to basics.


The Backlash to the "Voter Fraud Panel" Isn't What You Think It Is

Friday, July 14, 2017

Reports claim that "44 states are refusing to comply" with a request for information from Trump's commission on voter fraud. In reality, the states have no choice.

Why So Tedious, Taxes?

Friday, April 07, 2017

We all know that doing taxes is a miserable experience. Less well known: that tax prep companies want to keep it that way.

Tackling Voting Obstacles at the Polls with ‘Electionland’

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

News organizations, including WNYC, will be tracking problems voters encounter at the polls during election day and reporting these issues while there's still time to change them.

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Doctors Get Disciplined For Misconduct; Drug Firms Keep Paying Them

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hundreds of pharmaceutical and medical device firms have paid doctors for their services even after the doctors were disciplined for serious misconduct by state medical boards, an analysis finds.


Federal Officials Seek To Stop Social Media Abuse Of Nursing Home Residents

Monday, August 08, 2016

After ProPublica identified dozens of cases of dehumanizing photos posted on social media sites, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services unveiled a plan to increase oversight.


Social Media Abuse Of Nursing Home Residents Often Goes Unchecked

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Iowa health officials recently discovered it wasn't against state law for a nursing home worker to share a photo on Snapchat of a resident covered in feces. They are trying to change that.


Pushy Powerful Parents: The Home-School Lobby Under Fire

Friday, August 28, 2015

Home-schooling is on the rise across the country. Some states hardly regulate the practice, and one lobbying group hopes to keep it that way. 

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New York City Schools Ask Students to ‘Bring Your Own Device’

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Not only is the ban on cell phones lifted in the city's public schools but teachers are telling students to use their phones in class. 
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How Compatible Are Common Core and Technology?

Monday, March 16, 2015

“People have this fear that if you put technology into a classroom, kids will just be staring at computers,” says a New York City principal, but that's not always the case.
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