Akilah Johnson

A general assignment reporter for the Metro Desk, Johnson previously covered education and public safety for Fort Lauderdale’s South Florida Sun Sentinel, where she was part of a team named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.

Latest stories

Boston schools ditch conventional world maps in favor of this one

By , Globe Staff

Social studies classrooms throughout the Boston public school system are getting an upgrade some 448 years in the making.

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Vermont Democrats elect first Muslim state party chair in the nation

By , Globe Staff

Vermont Democrats have elected Faisal Gill, a Muslim attorney practicing in Burlington, as the state’s new party chairman. Gill, who lives in Winooski, is the first Muslim state party chairman in the country, according to the Vermont Democratic Party.

Boston pre-K programs that make the grade

By , Globe Staff

Size, approach, and location? As officials seek to create a universal pre-kindergarten system, they must take into account a host of considerations.

Healey advises schools to educate students regardless of immigration status

By , Globe Staff

The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education plans to distribute the three-page advisory this week to all educational agencies.