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Claire Trageser

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Claire Trageser is a journalist who contributes to a variety of outlets, including Parents Magazine, Marie Claire, Runner’s World and NPR. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley and now lives in San Diego, where she works for the NPR affiliate KPBS. After her son was born three years ago, Claire began thinking and writing more about education and parenting issues. In her very limited free time, Claire goes running and walks her dog.

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