Maureen Kelleher

Maureen Kelleher is a senior writer and editor at brightbeam, but before that she spent a decade as a reporter, blogger and policy analyst. Her work has been published across the education world, from Education Week to the Center for American Progress. Between 1998 and 2006 she was an associate editor at Catalyst Chicago, the go-to magazine covering Chicago’s public schools. There, her reporting won awards from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the International Reading Association and the Society for Professional Journalists. A former high school English teacher, she is also the proud mom of an elementary student in the Chicago Public Schools. Find her on Twitter at @KelleherMaureen.

Latest Articles

If You Want Justice, Teach Kids How to Read

In 1990, I was a brand-new teacher in an unusual environment: a Chicago alternative high school where teens and young adults could...

If We Can’t Trust the District to Take Parents Seriously, How Can Parents Trust Them With Kids Next Year?

Like every other parent in the Chicago Public Schools, I’m trying to wrap my head around what next school year might look...

Nothing Stops Mothers Against Senseless Killings from Helping Kids Learn—Not Even COVID-19.

One year ago, Mothers Against Senseless Killings was telling Block Club Chicago about their plans to open a community school on the corner of...

Join Our Conversation on Learning and #PostCovEd

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down in all areas of life, and education is no exception. ...