Steve Drummond heads up NPR's education reporting project. NPR Ed launched in March 2014, providing deeper coverage of this vital issue and extending it to audiences across digital platforms. It's a nine-member team within the network, working in partnership with member stations around the country.
Drummond brings to this initiative more than 20 years' experience covering education issues, and more than a decade at NPR in a variety of roles.
In addition to his journalism credentials, Drummond has also spent some time in the classroom. In the early 1990's, he left journalism temporarily, for a graduate degree in education and a brief career as a middle and high school teacher. His journalism and education interests merged in 1993, when he joined Education Week, where he spent six years as a senior editor and writer.
At NPR his work has been honored with many of journalism's highest awards, including three Peabody Awards, two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University awards, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and the Edward R. Murrow Award.