Nadra Nittle is our education reporter. She was previously a senior reporter for Civil Eats and a staff reporter for Vox Media and the Long Beach Press-Telegram, where she covered K-12 education. She has a master’s degree in teaching, and her writing has also appeared in publications including The Guardian, Business Insider, The Atlantic, BBC News, NBC News and EdSource.
Burned out and priced out: L.A. teachers are struggling
A high cost-of-living, large class sizes and over-testing of students are just some of the reasons a new report indicates Los Angeles teachers are under stress.
To contain monkeypox, colleges must step up outreach to LGBTQ+ students, experts say
Multiple colleges and universities have reported monkeypox cases, but the resources they have to fight the virus aren’t equal.
The Pell Grant exists because this woman lobbied for it
When women and Black Americans rarely influenced federal policy, Lois Dickson Rice lobbied successfully for the creation of the Pell Grant.
Higher pay, smaller class sizes, more special ed support: Why Seattle teachers are striking
Teachers in Columbus, Sacramento and Minneapolis have also walked out during a year where a national teacher shortage and low morale have impacted education.
Los Angeles has never elected a woman mayor. Karen Bass hopes to change that.
As Black women lead major cities across the country, Bass is courting voters by emphasizing her experience, competence and advocacy work. But she has to defeat billionaire Rick Caruso to make history.
Women — particularly women of color — stand to benefit most from Biden’s student loan relief plan
Women hold two-thirds of student loan debt, and women of color have higher loan balances than their White counterparts.
What is ‘soft’ censorship? When school districts don’t ban books, they still limit student access
Districts are separating books about sex, gender and race in school libraries, slapping warning labels on them and requiring parental permission for student access.
Period equity is expanding in Texas. Austin schools are the latest to provide free pads and tampons.
The school district joins a national movement to provide equal access to period supplies.
Free school meals helped families during the pandemic. This fall, those lunches won't return.
Children in food-insecure households, often headed by single parents, may struggle to meet their dietary needs following the end of universal pandemic-era meal waivers.
Roe’s reversal has put Brown v. Board in focus. Women played key roles in that case, too.
Cheryl Brown Henderson discusses the potential impact of Roe’s reversal on her family’s case and highlights the role women have traditionally played in the civil rights movement.