Profile

Benjamin Herold
Staff Writer

Benjamin Herold is a staff writer covering educational technology for Education Week, American education’s newspaper of record, where he has written extensively about everything from 1-to-1 computing to the nation’s school broadband infrastructure to issues related to student-data-privacy and the nation’s failing online charter schools. Herold previously worked as a beat reporter covering Philadelphia public schools across multiple media and platforms for WHYY-FM and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook, where he was named the nation’s top education beat reporter in 2012. Herold earned a master’s degree in urban education from Temple University and has also worked as a researcher, independent documentary filmmaker, training specialist for a rape-crisis center, and waiter.