Martha Dalton is WABE's education reporter. She came to the station in 2010 after working at CNN Radio.
As a former teacher, her favorite stories take her back into classrooms to talk with students and teachers. Martha covers how education policy decisions--at the state, local, and federal levels--impact classrooms. Her reporting has also taken her to the courtroom to cover the trial and sentencing of twelve former Atlanta educators. She has partnered with NPR's StateImpact project to report on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. She is also a contributor to the NPR show LatinoUSA and American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report.
You can hear her filling in for local hosts of Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and WABE's mid-day show, Closer Look.
Martha has worked for radio stations in Atlanta, Savannah, and Charleston, S.C. In her former life, she worked as a teacher and reading specialist for students in grades K-12. She has a bachelor’s degree from Furman University and a master’s degree from Georgia State.
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