Joanna Lin is an investigative reporter focusing on K-12 education for California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, Joanna helped launch FairWarning, a nonprofit online publication covering safety, health, and related issues of corporate and government accountability. She also reported for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Los Angeles Times, where she covered breaking news, religion and legal affairs for the Metro and National desks. Joanna is a San Francisco Bay Area native and graduate of the University of Southern California.
Schools are charged with ensuring not only students' academic success but also, in many ways, their physical, emotional and overall well-being. I'm interested in how California's public schools are meeting these responsibilities as they grapple with shrinking budgets, and how they're serving their most vulnerable populations.