New York, Pittsburgh


writer and editor
content manager and communications consultant


Teachers: Don’t lose the lessons of the pandemic

On the day this story is published, Mitchell Howard will have exactly 8 days of high school left.
Tomorrow, powered by Remake Learning Link to Story

One school's approach to mental health support for kids

In the Fab Lab maker space, hands are busy. That helps minds and voices open up.
Tomorrow, powered by Remake Learning Link to Story

Schools are moving toward justice-centered learning

"All we are asking for is change!"
Tomorrow, powered by Remake Learning Link to Story

No more standardized tests? That may be a good thing.

Roadblocks still exist. But schools are embracing new, competency-based approaches. Link to Story

A homebound year has meant rethinking rooms and belongings

This time last year, a cultural experiment began that changed our relationships with our homes.
The Associated Press Link to Story

Kidsburgh Learning Guide: The Joy of Outdoor Learning

How to get kids exploring outdoors — and building knowledge about science, math & the environment. Link to Story

Four powerhouse organizations launch 'Parents as Allies'

Brookings, IDEO, HundrED and Kidsburgh seek parent/teacher engagement around the globe.
NEXTpittsburgh Link to Story

Kidsburgh Learning Guide: All About Art

Do you have a child who loves art? Here's how to help your little one build a lifelong passion for creating. Link to Story

Creative problem-solving built the Learning Hubs

The Hubs filled an immediate need. Post-COVID, they can continue changing lives. Link to Story

Building on past wisdom, starting from scratch

As we shake off old, limiting approaches, what do we keep and what do we leave behind? Link to Story

Resources are everywhere … where do families begin?

Without warning or training, millions of parents are now guiding kids through their school days.
Remake Learning Days Link to Story

Want students to thrive? Build them a learning ecosystem.

Breaking silos can be the most vital step toward increased equity and opportunity. Link to Story



For nearly two decades, Melissa Rayworth has been exploring the building blocks of modern life -- the ways we design and organize our homes, how we interact with entertainment and pop culture in our marketing-saturated society, parenting, relationships and marriage, and much more -- as a writer for regional, national and global media outlets. She's also an experienced managing editor for print and online magazines.

That work continues, and has grown to include the launch of a private storytelling service called Breadcrumbs, which Melissa has created alongside her husband, writer Ted Anthony. (Visit to learn more.)

After three years living and working in southeast Asia, Melissa currently splits her time between Pittsburgh and New York.