Autumn A. Arnett is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and editor, whose work centers around issues of equity and access in education. She presently serves as senior editor for education at U.S. News & World Report, and is the author of Let’s Stop Calling It an Achievement Gap: How public education in the United States maintains disparate experiences for students of color,which will be released by Information Age Publishing in Winter 2018.
A former editor of Education Dive, HBCU Digest and Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, Autumn’s work has also appeared in The Atlantic and Complex Magazine. She has moderated and participated in numerous panels around issues of access, opportunities and outcomes for African-American students.
In 2014, Autumn founded Out of Bounds Magazine, a publication dedicated to exploring the political, social and economic issues in amateur, collegiate and professional athletics. In her free time, Autumn also serves as a copy editor for the Journal of African American Males in Education and a contributor to the National Association of Black Journalists’ NABJ Journal. She volunteers extensively with K-12 students and serves as a mentor to several college-aged students. Autumn is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University.