Erin is the former editorial director at the Center on Reinventing Public Education and a current guest author. Before joining CRPE in 2022, Erin was a national education reporter at USA TODAY and a reporter and editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She published an award-winning series about the damaging effects of students switching schools through an O’Brien Fellowship at Marquette University. And she wrote about the evolution of the school-voucher movement as a Spencer Fellow at Columbia University. Erin has worked as a coach, public speaker and journalism instructor, and she’s a contributing producer on “Out of the Picture,” a documentary film about arts journalism. Erin has a BA in communications from Murray State University and a masters in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
‘Just slow it all down’: School leaders want guidance on AI, new research finds
Erin Richards, Jim Dunnigan
This piece was originally published in The 74.
New generative artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT, which can mimic human writing and generate images from simple user prompts, are poised to disrupt K-12 education.
‘Avoid hearing screams:’ More than 40% of district leaders are managing debates over CRT. Their tactics could help ease tensions over AP African American Studies.
The debate over how schools should teach about race heightened this week when the College Board released a framework for a new Advanced Placement course in African-American studies that reduced some of the content from a pilot version — content supported by hundreds of Black scholars and progressives but criticized by prominent conservatives.