Kathy Baron Producer and Research Editor, Edutopia

Kathy Baron is Features Producer and Research Editor at Edutopia, the online magazine of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, where she covers what works in education. She cut her education-beat teeth during more than a decade at KQED Public Radio in San Francisco. Kathy’s reports and documentaries have also aired on NPR, The World, VOA, and Soundprint among others. She also spent two years as a Journalism Fellow at UC Berkeley Law School’s Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity, where her attempts at teaching gave her a new respect for the men and women who do it so well. She and her husband have two children and a new college-student loan for the eldest. Kathy comes from a family of public school teachers, and says
education is in her DNA.