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Erica Green

An award-winning journalist at the New York Times, Green has spent the bulk of her 14-year-career covering education, writing extensively about underserved children and families.

For seven years of her career as an education beat reporter at her hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun, Green produced award-winning coverage on a range of topics including school funding, special education, school violence, school segregation, and the conditions faced by children in Maryland’s foster care and juvenile justice systems.

Green was also part of the Sun’s team named a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist for breaking news coverage of the death of Freddie Gray and the Baltimore riots that followed. She co-authored a book, “Five Days: Five Days. The Fiery Reckoning of an American City about the 2015 events.

Since joining the New York Times in 2017, Green has covered the U.S. Department of Education and issues related to civil rights and educational equity in the nation’s schools. Green’s coverage has documented how the nation’s schools have navigated everything from political tumult to a once-in-a generation pandemic.

Her coverage has also illuminated some of the under-covered issues facing the most marginalized children and families, including the burdens that Black students face in college admissions, the disproportionate disciplining of Black girls in school and the secret and illegal removals of students with disabilities from class.

Her portfolio has also expanded to social policy issues, such as the maternal health crisis. She authored a feature about the Parents as Teachers doula program in 2023. The native Baltimorean and alum of the Baltimore City foster care system lives in Maryland with her husband and two children. She currently covers the White House.

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