Nadra Nittle

Nadra Nittle covers education for The 19th. She was previously a senior reporter for Civil Eats and a staff reporter for Vox Media and the Long Beach Press-Telegram, where she covered K-12 education. She has a master’s degree in teaching, and her writing has also appeared in publications including The Guardian, Business Insider, The Atlantic, BBC News, NBC News and EdSource.


Content by Nadra Nittle

The racist L.A. City Council tape wasn’t a surprise to this Black Angeleno

Cross-cultural tensions have long existed in Los Angeles, but the current crisis offers an opportunity for real healing and true collaboration

October 20, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Students and scholars — from Tehran to Los Angeles — want justice after Mahsa Amini’s death

A 22-year-old Iranian woman was arrested for an alleged hijab violation, and three days later, she was dead – spurring the academic community in and outside the Islamic Republic to take action

October 5, 2022, 6:00 PDT

To contain monkeypox, colleges must step up outreach to LGBTQ+ students, experts say

Multiple colleges and universities have reported monkeypox cases, but the resources they have to fight the virus aren’t equal

September 22, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Los Angeles has never elected a woman mayor, but Karen Bass hopes to change that

As Black women lead major cities across the country, Bass is courting voters by emphasizing her experience, competence and advocacy work, but she has to defeat billionaire Rick Caruso to make history

September 9, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Women — particularly women of color — stand to benefit most from Biden’s student loan relief plan

Women hold two-thirds of student loan debt, and women of color have higher loan balances than their White counterparts

August 25, 2022, 6:00 PDT

What is ‘soft’ censorship? When school districts don’t ban books, they still limit student access

Districts are separating books about sex, gender and race in school libraries, slapping warning labels on them and requiring parental permission for student access

August 23, 2022, 6:00 PDT

The national teacher shortage is growing—in Florida, controversial laws are making it worse

Advocates say low pay and a hostile climate toward educators, particularly around LGBTQ+ issues and race, are pushing people out of the profession in droves

July 22, 2022, 13:00 PDT

LGBTQ+ students face disproportionately high rates of discipline in schools, research shows

Inclusive policies, professional development for educators and supportive leadership go a long way in protecting youth, experts say

July 5, 2022, 11:00 PDT

Remote instruction is back in some areas, even as the digital divide never disappeared

School districts have stocked up on computers but broadband access remains a problem as a Covid surge sends some systems remote

January 25, 2022, 9:01 PST


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