Craig Brock teaches high school science in Amarillo, Texas, where his freshman biology students are currently learning about the parts of a cell. But since many of them are refugee children who have only recently arrived in the U.S. and speak little or no English, Brock often has to get creative.
Usually that means creating PowerPoint presentations full of pictures and “just kind of pulling from here and there,” he said — the Internet, a third grade textbook or a preschool homeschool curriculum from Sam’s Club, for example.
A college degree may be the golden ticket to a better job, but that incentive alone isn’t enough to stop millions of students from dropping out of school. In fact, just over half of students complete their postsecondary degrees within six years.
The LA School Report, an online news publication covering the intersection of politics and education in Los Angeles, is expanding its reach in the City of Angels by adding a partner website with education news in Spanish. It’s the first (and only) Spanish-language education news site dedicated to the Los Angeles Latino community, according to the outlet.
Timothy Pratt of The Hechinger Report discusses why liberal arts colleges in Appalachia are making Latino student recruiting a top priority. A 2016 EWA Reporting Fellow, Pratt recently completed an in-depth reporting project on the implications of this shift for private colleges — many of which are struggling to keep enrollment counts up.
When schools consultant Tequilla Banks considers how best to ensure America’s low-income and minority students have access to effective teaching, her personal history is a helpful guide. Growing up in Arkansas, Banks witnessed first-hand how educational accountability can work – or not work, as the case may be — when state governments call the shots.
What she saw left her thankful for federal government intervention.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has its eye on becoming the first school in the state to earn federal recognition as a Hispanic-serving institution. But first, it must more than double the number of Hispanic students it enrolls.
The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its next class of EWA Reporting Fellows. Entering its second year, the highly sought-after fellowships provide financial awards to education journalists to undertake ambitious reporting and writing projects.
The fate of the U.S. presidency isn’t the only thing hanging in the balance on Election Day 2016.
Come Nov. 8, dual-language education could either get strengthened or further suppressed in the state with the highest percentage of English-language learners, as voters in California face a decision about overturning the state’s longstanding ban on a bilingual approach to educating these students.
New York Times best-selling author Dana Goldstein (“The Teacher Wars”) discusses her reporting for Slate on whether Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s fiery rhetoric is trickling down into classrooms. Teachers across the country have reported an increase in bullying and other inappropriate behavior. Some organizations – such as the Southern Poverty Law Center and the American Federation of Teachers – say those problems are a direct reflection of the tumultuous political season. But how much of this really starts outside of schools, and what are reasonable expectations for schools to navigate controversial political events? Goldstein offers insights and historical context for teachers who must balance instructional objectivity with their own political views. She also suggests story ideas for reporters covering the issue in local schools.
Once the votes are counted in November, EWA brings together experts and journalists to explore the outcome and what it means for education. What changes are likely? What key issues and questions should journalists pursue in their coverage?
Washington DC and Salt Lake City, UT – October 17, 2016 - According to new research published by UPCEA and Helix Education, 83 percent of higher education professionals surveyed have no knowledge of the cost-per-inquiry of their most effective marketing channel for undergraduate inquiry, and more than half made the same indication for graduate inquiry. Additionally, less than half of higher education professionals go through a formalized process when determining which new programs to develop.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal is looking for an ambitious, inquisitive, experienced reporter to join its three-person education team — one to cover higher ed and two to cover the Clark County School District. This is a challenging job that focuses on myriad issues surrounding the nation’s fifth-largest district, its 357 schools and 320,000 students, and one that is facing a controversial state-mandated reorganization.
Education is a perennial issue in political campaigns, and the 2016 election cycle is proving no exception. In the crowded field of White House candidates, education may not be the dominant issue, but it’s gained a solid foothold. And it’s sure to be a significant factor in other 2016 contests, including those for governor, with a dozen seats up for grabs.
ASCD is seeking freelance writers for our monthly member newsletter, Education Update (distributed in print and online). We are an award-winning publication that serves an audience of K-12 teachers, principals, instructional coaches, and district administrators.
The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is comprised of over 550 governing boards, and over 6,000 trustees who govern public and private community, technical and junior colleges across the U.S. and abroad. ACCT is the voice of community college leaders at the federal level, spearheading federal-level advocacy efforts, facilitating board education, and implementing innovative initiatives to facilitate student success and college completion.
The Education Writers Association (EWA) is seeking an enthusiastic and enterprising Program Assistant who will support our efforts to strengthen the community of education writers and improve the quality of education news coverage. The Program Assistant will help us deliver in-person seminars for education journalists, mentoring programs, fellowships, and online resources (blogs, podcasts, Topics Pages etc.), among other priorities. This is a chance to grow and learn — and to connect with journalists and experts around the country.
The Education Writers Association (EWA) is seeking an enthusiastic, mission-driven, and experienced Events Coordinator who will thrive in a challenging and dynamic work environment. The Events Coordinator, under the management of the Chief Operating Officer, will take a strong leadership role in the planning and execution of all events, including our flagship National Seminar. The position is responsible for event logistics, budgeting, and on-site management.