Blog: Latino Ed Beat

Meet the New Voice of Latino Ed Beat

¡Hola!

I’m happy to announce I’ll be the new Latino Ed Beat blogger for the Education Writers Association. It’s an honor to carry on Katherine’s work.

Allow me to introduce myself.

I’m a Virginia native, but for the past two years I’ve been reporting on K-12 education in the Southwest – first in Carlsbad, N.M., and most recently in Lubbock, Texas. Both cities – and states – have a large Hispanic population, and the school districts I covered reflect that. I’ve also dabbled in higher education coverage with stories about New Mexico State University and Texas Tech.

My parents are teachers, and I considered following in their footsteps after college. However, after working as a substitute for a year, I decided being in the classroom wasn’t my life calling. I found my niche in writing about education instead and am thrilled to continue doing so with EWA.

One other thing to note: I’m Colombian, so I have a vested interest in Latino education issues. I look forward to exploring the topic on this blog, and I hope you will join me.  

My first blogs will likely come out of the sessions at EWA’s first Spanish-Language Media Convening in Dallas Thursday – “From Preescolar to Postsecundaria: Covering Latino Education.” I’ll also be live-tweeting from the event, so follow me at @NGross_EWA to see what’s going on!