Moriah Balingit

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering national education issues

Education: American University, MA in journalism and public affairs; University of Oregon, BS in journalism

Moriah Balingit covers national education issues for The Washington Post. She started in the newsroom as a graduate student fellow from American University in 2014, earning a master's degree in journalism while covering Virginia schools. Before coming to The Post, she covered crime, city hall and crime in city hall for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She also wrote about former mill towns and juvenile murder convicts, and covered a mass shooting at a psychiatric hospital. While in Pittsburgh, she earned fellowships from the International Center for Journalists and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis
Latest from Moriah Balingit

To fight teacher shortages, states send people to college for free

Apprenticeships are helping to expand and diversify the ranks of educators

May 12, 2023

Record number of civil rights complaints filed with Education Department

The steep increase was driven by an explosion of complaints about sex discrimination.

May 2, 2023

The Yanomami are dying of malaria and malnutrition. Is it genocide?

Brazil's Supreme Court has launched an investigation into the Bolsonaro administration's response to the Indigenous group's pleas for help.

April 18, 2023

The West hoped Lula would be a partner. He’s got his own plans.

Brazil’s new president risks alienating the U.S. and Europe as he hosts Iranian warships, equivocates over Russia's invasion of Ukraine and negotiates with China.

April 13, 2023

After U.S. marshals fatally shoot D.C. man, caravan drives for justice

People gathered in Southeast D.C. to protest the death of Alaunte Scott, who was fatally shot by deputy U.S. Marshals in late February.

April 9, 2023

Bolsonaro arrives home in Brazil — and faces an uncertain future

The former president faces a laundry list of investigations related to his controversial term in office.

March 30, 2023

Oklahoma Catholics could open the door for religious charter schools

The Catholic Diocese of Oklahoma City has applied to open a virtual religious charter school, which would be the nation's first.

March 7, 2023

Underfunded schools are unconstitutional, Pa. court rules

Crumbling buildings, teacher shortages and canceled academic offerings violate the rights of students, a judge wrote.

February 9, 2023

Va. school struggles after a student overdose then a lockdown in same week

On Friday, Chris Willmore, Wakefield High’s longtime principal, decided along with other school officials to cancel classes so students had the time and the space to process the double trauma.

February 3, 2023

A math error means Virginia schools will get millions less than expected

The problem originated with an online tool that allows school districts to see how much funding they should expect from the state.

January 31, 2023