Liana Heitin
Education Week

Liana Heitin is an assistant editor for Education Week and the co-author of the Curriculum Matters blog. She writes about literacy, math, STEM, the Common Core, and national and international test scores. Previously, she covered teacher policy issues, including evaluation and professional development, as the associate editor for Education Week Teacher. She also worked as a health care reporter and as an editor for a website on learning disabilities. Prior to becoming a reporter, Heitin taught elementary special education in an Arizona public school and worked as a private reading specialist in Washington, D.C. She has a master’s degree in special education from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s in English from Wesleyan University. Heitin’s essays on teaching were featured in the 2010 book, “The Ultimate Teacher: The Best Experts’ Advice for a Noble Profession.”