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Joanne was born in Chicago and named after her grandfather, Joe Jacobs, who’d been a police reporter for the Omaha Bee-News. At the age of eight, she and her best friend became the creators and co-editors-in-chief of "The Wednesday Report" for four years. After years as a San Jose Mercury News columnist, Joanne started an education blog in 2001 and wrote "Our School: The Inspiring Story of Two Teachers, One Big Idea and the Charter School That Beat the Odds." She freelances for online sites, newspapers, magazines, foundations and think tanks. In addition to blogging at joannejacobs.com, Joanne writes Community College Spotlight at ccspotlight.org.
Latest posts by Joanne Jacobs (see all)
- Can we have better — and more diverse — teachers? - September 24, 2017
- Vocational ed: Path to prosperity? Or realization our grads are not prepared for college? - September 7, 2017
- Is red-shirting your kindergartener a leg up or an unfair edge? - August 27, 2017