Sarah Garland is a staff writer at The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization based at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has written about education, crime and immigration for the New York Times, Newsweek, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, Washington Monthly, Marie Claire, the American Prospect, among others. She is a 2009 recipient of the Spencer Fellowship in Education Reporting at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and received her master’s degree from New York University as a Henry M. MacCracken fellow. Her first book, Gangs in Garden City: How Immigration, Segregation and Youth Violence Are Changing America’s Suburbs, was published by Nation Books in July 2009 and was a runner up for an Investigative Reporters and Editor award in 2010. She was a finalist for a 2011 Deadline Club award for her Washington Monthly story about the New York City schools. She has been a guest on the Diane Rehm Show, the Leonard Lopate Show, PBS NewsHour, Word of Mouth with Virginia Prescott, Bloomberg EDU with Jane Williams, Here and Now, and has appeared several times on MSNBC. Sarah is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and now lives in New York City.
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