Danielle Dreilinger is a writer and reporter. After many years in Somerville, Mass. (Boston Globe, WGBH News, etc.) she moved to New Orleans, La. in 2012 to cover education for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. In her spare time she writes other things, reads, cooks, talks rather too loudly at bars, talks rather too loudly to her cat, and watches the horses from her porch. She is very fortunate. You can contact her at djdreilinger – at – gmail – dot – com or follow her on Twitter.