George Lucas Educational Foundation

Bekah McNeel


Bekah Stolhandske McNeel lives in San Antonio, Texas, where she has been a reporter for six years. Her work has appeared online with The Christian Science Monitor, Sojourners, The Texas Tribune, The Hechinger Report, The 74 Million, and numerous local outlets. Bekah writes primarily on education, from local and state beat coverage to innovation and reform to in-depth policy analysis.


  • School Leadership

    3 Research-Backed Strategies for School Turnarounds

    What does it take to get an elementary school back on track after a bad accountability score?
  • School Leadership

    Portrait of a Turnaround Principal

    What does it take to turn a low-performing school around? A principal finds success by focusing on both love and high expectations.
  • School Leadership

    Modernizing the Search for Substitute Teachers

    As the number of people working as substitutes drops, companies are finding innovative ways to help schools manage the staffing challenge.