Reporter covering national education issues Education: American University, MA in journalism and public affairs; University of Oregon, BS in journalism Moriah Balingit covers national education issues for The Washington Post. She started in the newsroom as a graduate student fellow from American University in 2014, earning a master's degree in journalism while covering Virginia schools. Before coming to The Post, she covered crime, city hall and crime in city hall for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She also wrote about former mill towns and juvenile murder convicts, and covered a mass shooting at a psychiatric hospital. While in Pittsburgh, she earned fellowships from the International Center for Journalists and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to report on the rise of labor unions in Bangladesh's garment industry and on Nepal's Bhutanese refugees. She grew up in Sacramento, attended the University of Oregon, and interned at the Sacramento Bee and the Oregonian during college. Professional Affiliations: Asian American Journalists Association
The coronavirus has created a cascade of logistical challenges for schools. New York City is by far the nation’s largest district, but the challenges it faces are common to school districts large and small, urban and rural.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pushed to reopen schools for working families. But even in the city's poorest neighborhoods, Black and Latino families, frightened of the virus, are keeping children home.