Meredith Kolodner

Meredith Kolodner is a staff writer at The Hechinger Report. She previously covered schools for the New York Daily News and was an editor at and for The Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute. A graduate of Brown University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Kolodner is an active New York City public school parent.

Meredith Kolodner appears in the following:

The Costs of Higher Ed Part I: Is it Just Me, or Is Tuition Skyrocketing?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

In the first installment of our series “The Costs of Higher Ed," we look at why college tuition keeps rising, where the money is spent, and what some states are doing to lower the costs.

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These Muslim Teens Say Election Leaves Them Emboldened

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

For a group of New York City high school seniors, anti-Muslim sentiment is nothing new. Since Election Day, there's a new effort to unify — and that feels pretty good.
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How One 'Struggling' School Succeeded Where Others Failed

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Two elementary schools failed in this Brownsville, Brooklyn, building. The third one to open in eight years is making progress. Here's why.
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These Students Have Been Accepted to College, But Will They Show Up This Fall?

Friday, August 14, 2015

It’s the height of summer, and some would-be college students are starting to fade in the searing heat of bureaucratic blockades, a problem known as "summer melt."
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How One Observant Muslim Persuaded Her Parents to Let Her Attend Princeton

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

“When they went to Princeton, they could see that it was really safe, even though my dad was a bit worried," Maria said. "He was like, ‘Why are the gates open all the time?’”
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Debate Brews Over After-School Programs: Tutoring vs. Playing

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Should after-school classes in struggling or low-income schools be all about school work? Or should they focus on sports and arts, like more affluent schools offer? 
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The Cathie Black Debate Continues

Monday, November 22, 2010

Meredith Kolodner, education reporter for the New York Daily News, discusses tomorrow's advisory committee meeting of education experts, which will dictate whether Cathie Black's lack of experience makes her unfit to run New York City's schools.

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