The Longer Bio: Linda K. Wertheimer often has to explain that she is a journalist, but that she’s not the Other Linda, the one of NPR’s All Things Considered fame. This Linda, the one with the K., started writing professionally at age 16 when she penned a feature about foreign students visiting the zoo for her then hometown paper in Findlay, Ohio. She is the author of Faith Ed, Teaching About Religion In An Age of Intolerance, (Beacon Press, August 2015). The book chronicles public schools’ efforts to teach about the world’s religions in several regions of the country and stems from a Boston Globe Magazine cover story she wrote about Wellesley Middle School’s challenges after it faced controversy for taking children on a field trip to a mosque. She worked full-time for major metro newspapers for more than 20 years, including serving as education editor of The Boston Globe and as a reporter at The Dallas Morning News and The Orlando Sentinel. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including second prize from the Education Writers Association. She was a 2014 finalist in the Massachusetts Cultural Council artist fellowship awards for an excerpt from Faith Ed.
She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and lives in Lexington, Mass., with her husband and son. She teaches at Grub Street, a writers’ organization in Boston, and has taught journalism part-time at Boston University.
Short Bio: Linda K. Wertheimer is the author of Faith Ed, Teaching About Religion In An Age of Intolerance (Beacon Press, August 2015). A veteran journalist, she is the former education editor of The Boston Globe. She teaches writing at Grub Street in Boston and also has taught journalism part-time at Boston University. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and son.
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