Danielle Dreilinger is a freelance education journalist. She covered the contentious world of New Orleans education for NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune from 2012 to 2017. Foremost among her current interests are poverty, parent empowerment, discipline, cheating and vulnerable children. Previously, she produced the local news website for WGBH public radio in Boston and wrote for The Boston Globe, most notably as the Somerville correspondent. She began her career covering the arts for several publications, including WBUR, where she was part of the team that won the station’s first Online Journalism Award. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Ploughshares, the Nashville Scene, The Christian Science Monitor and No Depression, among other outlets. In 2016, Dreilinger won a second-place award from the Society for Features Journalism, was named an EWA reporting fellow, and was a Knight-Wallace Fellow in 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Columbia University.