Scott Elliott, the founding bureau chief of Chalkbeat Indiana, is an award-winning journalist who has covered education for 18 years. Previously, he was the education reform reporter at the Indianapolis Star and before that a pioneer in reporting on school choice and in education blogging. As the education reporter at the Dayton Daily News in Ohio from 1999 to 2008, he covered an explosion of charter schools in Dayton that made the city the nation’s No. 1 charter school marketplace from 2000 to 2005. His blog, Get on the Bus, was just the third mainstream media education blog when it launched in 2005. He is a former Knight-Wallace journalism fellow at the University of Michigan.