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Stories by Melanie Bavaria

Melanie Bavaria is a freelance journalist and filmmaker who always has one foot in Philadelphia and another in New York. Covering both metropolitan areas, she primarily focuses on education policy, inequity in the school system, and innovative solutions to our country's education crisis. She has also covered politics, immigrant and refugee communities and urban affairs. In addition to Next City, she has published with The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, Al Jazeera, The Philadelphia Citizen and The Philadelphia Inquirer, among others.