Elizabeth Green


Elizabeth Green, also a resident of Brooklyn, N.Y., now works as reporter and editor for GothamSchools.org, an award-winning, independent news site covering the New York City public schools and the national education debate.

A 2006 graduate of Harvard University, Green joined the board of the Education Writers Association in January. She served as the lead education reporter of The New York Sun from June 2007 until it closed in September 2008. Before that she covered education for U.S. News & World Report, focusing on the impact of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Green used her fellowship to explore the researchers, teachers, and school leaders who delve inside the “black box” of the classroom and study instructional practice.

In March 2010 she published a cover story for The New York Times Magazine titled “Building a Better Teacher.” In July, she signed a book contract with Norton for a nonfiction book about teaching based on her widely read piece, which was the culmination of her fellowship. Elizabeth was a student in Prof. Sam Freedman’s book class while a fellow at the J-School.

Elizabeth Green’s “Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone), is scheduled for release in August by W. W. Norton. Her chapter on math was excerpted in the July 27, 2014 issue of New York Times Sunday Magazine  and was heralded by Joe Nocera in a recent column. Her book examines what is known about teaching teachers to teach. Green, the co-founder and CEO of Chalkbeat, developed her book while studying as a Spencer Fellow in 2009-2010.