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Taylor Swaak

Staff Reporter
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Taylor Swaak is a staff reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, covering how innovations in technology are changing the student experience. She aims to hold institutions accountable for technology that is misused or contributes to inequity, as well as uplift success stories that could inspire other ideas.

Taylor comes to The Chronicle from The 74, where she spearheaded the organization’s K-12 coverage of the nation’s two largest school districts — NYC Public Schools and L.A. Unified — before documenting D.C. Public Schools’ pivot to virtual learning during Covid-19. Her reporting on a D.C. father navigating the pandemic with his four children earned an Education Writers Association finalist award in visual storytelling. She’s previously worked and interned at Newsweek, Newsday, the Hartford Courant, CNN, and The Diamondback, the University of Maryland at College Park’s student paper.

When she’s not writing, Taylor is listening to narrative-storytelling podcasts and tinkering with her new coffee maker.

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