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Welcoming two bylines to Chalkbeat for the summer

New York City teachers and students have a few more weeks to go, but it feels like summer at Chalkbeat New York. We’re happy to introduce our two summer interns, who start today and whose bylines you’ll be seeing through August:

Mary Ellen McIntire is a rising senior at the George Washington University, where she is studying journalism and is a news editor at the campus newspaper, The Hatchet. She is from Londonderry, N.H. and has also reported on sustainability for Planet Forward. You can follow her on Twitter @MelMcIntire.

Jackie Schechter is a rising senior at Harvard University, where she is majoring in Social Studies with a focus on American K-12 education. She is from Stamford, Conn. and developed a passion for journalism as the editor of her high school paper. On campus, Jackie has been involved in various education initiatives; most recently, she is the co-founder of Project Lede, an organization that helps middle school students start their own school newspapers. Help welcome her to Twitter @JackieSchechter.