Published: 8/10/2020 9:50:02 AM
Eileen O’Grady, the Monitor’s Report for America journalist covering education, is launching School Zone, a weekly newsletter featuring local and state stories plus content from students and educators.
You may recognize O’Grady’s name from her work in covering the Massachusetts court proceedings in the case against former Concord High School teacher Howie Leung. O’Grady is the former managing editor of Scope magazine at Northeastern University in Boston, where she reported on social justice issues, community activism, local politics and the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a native Vermonter and worked as a reporter covering local politics for the Shelburne News and the Citizen. Her work has also appeared in The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The Bay State Banner, and VTDigger. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in politics and French from Mount Holyoke College, where she served as news editor for the Mount Holyoke News from 2017-2018.
Her position is supported through a community partnership between the Monitor, Report for America and The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.