Jacques P. Steinberg (born 1966) is an American journalist and author who writes about education.
Life and career
Steinberg was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. Following his graduation from Dartmouth College in 1988, Steinberg joined the New York Times as a researcher for James "Scotty" Reston, assisting him in the compilation of his memoirs. Beginning in 1995, Steinberg covered New York City's public school system and its chancellor, Rudy Crew. He spent much of the 1996–1997 school year inside a third-grade classroom at P.S. 163 in Manhattan, writing an occasional series about the children's efforts to learn to read. In 1998, Steinberg was awarded the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting for that series. In 1999, Steinberg was appointed a national education correspondent for the Times. His 2002 book, The Gatekeepers, focuses on a year at the college admissions office of Wesleyan University. Steinberg left the New York Times in February 2013 to join Say Yes to Education.