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Erica Green

The New York Times

Erica Green is a correspondent in Washington who covers the U.S. Department of Education and federal education policy, with a focus on civil rights and educational equity in the nation’s schools.

Since joining The New York Times in 2017, Ms. Green has covered the tenure of former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the impact of the Trump administration’s policies on the K-12 and higher education systems, and the toll that the pandemic has taken on the country's schools and students.

She has also conducted several investigations into issues of educational inequity across the country, including the dismal educational outcomes for Native American students and the disproportionate disciplining of Black girls. She co-authored the Times investigation exposing leaders of a celebrated school in Louisiana who abused students and falsified their college applications to get them to Ivy League schools, which was the subject of the debut episode of The Times' television show, “The Weekly.”

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