Special Reports

Meet the Globe team behind Learning Curve

The Globe will be taking a year-long look at promising practices addressing a wide range of social, emotional and cultural issues that unfold every day in public schools in Boston, the state, and the nation that could be affecting achievement in the classroom.

The series will aim to explore potential solutions through the eyes of educators, their students and other key players while also analyzing relevant research into both the problem and the solution being explored.

The project is being produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit in New York City, which works with media outlets to report on credible responses to social problems. Funding for the project is being provided by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation in Quincy.

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James Vaznis

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James Vaznis writes about K-12 education and previously covered crime, higher education, suburban issues, and New Hampshire. Prior to joining the Globe in 2002, he worked as a reporter at the Concord Monitor and the Daily News of Newburyport.

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Scott LaPierre is a Globe multimedia journalist specializing in video. Since joining the Globe in 2004, his work has earned eight New England Emmy Awards and numerous national awards.

Graphic artist Patrick Garvin joined the Globe in 2010. Previously, he worked for The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla., and The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Photographer Keith Bedford joined the Globe in May. Previously based in New York, Bedford has been a free-lancer for Reuters, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal for the past 16 years. Before that he was a staff photographer at the Times of Trenton, N.J.

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Roy Greene

Roy Greene has been the Globe’s education editor for eight years, and also was the newspaper’s deputy foreign editor. Greene, a native of North Carolina, previously worked for The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., and the Cambodia Daily.