Emily Tate Sullivan

Emily Tate Sullivan

Emily is a senior reporter at EdSurge covering early childhood, child care and K-12 education. Email: emily@edsurge.com.
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Brief Biography

Emily Tate Sullivan is a senior reporter at EdSurge covering early childhood, child care and K-12 education.

She has been writing about education since 2017, often traveling across the country to report on early childhood programs and K-12 schools, interviewing, observing, photographing and otherwise looking for ways to capture her sources and subjects with empathy and sensitivity for in-depth feature stories and investigations.

In 2023, Emily was named the best beat reporter for small newsrooms in the Education Writers Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting, for her reporting on low teacher compensation. In 2021, she won first place in the feature writing category of the same EWA awards program for her story on a preschool in Ohio that treats the youngest victims of the opioid epidemic. In 2020, she was named a finalist for the Livingston Award, which recognizes outstanding reporting and storytelling by journalists under age 35, for her investigation into child abuse that teachers witnessed while tutoring students online. Her work has been published in outlets including WIRED, Mother Jones, Slate, USA Today and The Associated Press.

At EdSurge, Emily writes primarily about the education workforce, emerging models in schools and early learning programs, and the early care and education system in the United States. She grew up in Tennessee and graduated from Miami University in Ohio with dual degrees in journalism and international studies. She lives in Colorado.

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