Linda Jacobson

Linda Jacobson
Senior Writer,
The 74

Linda Jacobson is a California-based senior writer for The 74, covering Congress, policy, courts, early education, and more. Jacobson previously spent three years at Education Dive, writing and editing a blend of news and features with a special focus on school and district leadership. She also ran a monthly column on research, policy, and practices related to young children. Jacobson began covering schools for the Atlanta Journal–Constitution; she has also worked as a reporter and associate editor at Education Week and served as assistant director of the Education Writers Association. She was a first-prize winner in the National Awards for Education Reporting; the winner of an Eddie Award for a School Library Journal package on news and media literacy in schools; and a 2018 fellow with the Center for Health Journalism at the University Southern California.

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Publications by Linda Jacobson
New Lessons for Los Angeles
Reports abound on the shortage of quality childcare options for California families. Rising rates of employment among mothers with young children, initiatives to boost youngsters’ school readiness, and government’s recent push to move single mothers…
An old idea in economics, boosting purchasing power has become the novel device to expand working parents’ ability to buy child care. Rather than simply building more child-care facilities, policymakers have vastly expanded the availability of…