Carly Berwick is a writer who covers education for Next American City and art for ARTnews, Art in America and New York magazine. She has contributed features to The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, the New York Post, the Hartford Courant and many other publications. She has also — at various times, sometimes all at the same time — edited books and magazines, parented two children, taught high school English and mostly completed a masters in education at Teachers College. She has lived for a decade in Jersey City, N.J., after time in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Palo Alto, Calif., where she went to Stanford for undergraduate education; and New Haven, Conn., where she grew up. There still is Wilbur Cross High School, tucked into a bend between the Mill River and I-91. Multi-racial, multi-cultural and strictly tracked, Cross was (and may still be) an amazing place to learn about the opportunities and constraints school offers children every day.
Can Better Teachers Turn Memphis Around?
- Lean why the Gates Foundation and other big players in education policy are funding teacher reform efforts in Memphis and around the country.
- Read a critical analysis of how reform initiatives are playing out and what that means for cities.
- Get to know the people making a difference in Memphis schools and the methods they are using to do it.