Natalie Wexler is the co-author, with Dr. Judith C. Hochman, of The Writing Revolution (Jossey-Bass 2017). She is currently working on a book that focuses on the lack of content in the elementary curriculum and its connection to what is commonly known as the achievement gap–the gap in test scores between affluent and low-income students. Titled The Knowledge Gap, the book will be published by Avery, an imprint of Penguin/Random House, and has an expected publication date of August 2019. Natalie is a contributor to the education channel at Forbes.com and occasionally blogs about DC-specific education issues at DC Eduphile.
Natalie served as the education editor of Greater Greater Washington for two-and-a-half years, writing numerous blog posts about public education in D.C. She has also written op-eds on education for The New York Times and The Washington Post and a widely read article on The Atlantic.com about why reading scores haven’t improved in twenty years. In addition, Natalie is board chair of The Writing Revolution, an organization that brings proven writing-instruction strategies to schools, especially those serving low-income populations.
Natalie is also the author of three novels and has worked as a lawyer and a legal historian. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Jim Feldman. They have two grown children.