Sarah Carr

Sarah Carr leads an investigative education reporting team at the Boston Globe and is the author of Hope Against Hope, about New Orleans schools.

When Outsiders Take Over Schools: Lessons From Memphis

Tennessee's new Achievement District gives control of some public schools over to charter networks, with mixed results.

Is Closing Underperforming Schools Really Good for Students?

Those on both sides of the debate believe they're championing civil rights. But there's no one-size-fits-all solution.

The Real Forces That Keep Low-Income Kids Out of College

The labyrinth surrounding scholarships and admissions doesn't account for the messy realities of poor families' lives.