The Noble Street Network of Charter Schools in Chicago is taking a radical in-house approach to teacher preparation, recruiting and training its own recent graduates for spots at the front of the classroom.
Reporter Becky Vevea of WBEZ Chicago followed new teacher Jose Garcia through his first year at Noble’s Rauner College Prep, while he was also completing coursework through the Relay Graduate School of Education.
Long mocked for its inedibility, campus cafeteria food is undergoing a federally mandated transformation, and schools are realizing it’s going to take more than sprinkling kale on pizza to really change the way students eat.
Educators now have a new resource designed to improve the quality of programs for English-language learners — a “tool kit” rolled out by the U.S. departments of justice and education this week in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and the 25th anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
With a critical shortage of teachers looming on the horizon, a perennial issue becomes more urgent. How well are America’s teachers prepared? Are future teachers ready for the first day of school? What is the evidence and should colleges of education and other training programs be held accountable?
Discipline practices thought to disproportionately affect students of color have been at the center of debates across the country. And with a growing body of research showing the negative long-term effects of zero-discipline policies, especially on minority youth, many school districts have moved to abandon them.
As tuitions swell and student loan debt climbs further, one aspect of higher education that has been overlooked is the recipe required to transform a college education into a set of skills that prepares students for the workspace.
As it turns out, neither colleges nor employers have a firm grasp on what flavor that special sauce should have, reporters learned at “The Way to Work: Covering the Path from College to Careers” – the Education Writers Association’s seminar on higher education held in Orlando Sep. 18-19.
Nationally, the number of minority teachers is increasing, but it’s not keeping pace with student demographics, concludes a new report issued by a union-affiliated think tank. The gap in parity between minority teachers and minority students remains wide. And that’s particularly true for African-American kids in nine large urban districts, according to the researchers’ findings.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan launches his sixth annual back-to-school bus tour this week, and the chosen locations offer some insights into the department’s priorities in the waning days of the Obama administration.
The Oakland Press is looking for an exceptional multimedia reporter to join our team covering education.
Our ideal candidate has a diverse set of digital and print journalism skills, excellent news judgment, a dogged reporting style, a portfolio of interesting work and the interest and ability to cultivate a long list of sources and tipsters. Our newsroom moves fast, so reporters must adapt and adjust quickly, work well under pressure, value teamwork and have a demonstrated mastery of social media and other digital tools.
Community Renewal Society seeks an Editor & Publisher for its award-winning education news organization, Catalyst Chicago.
Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Catalyst Chicago is an award winning, nonprofit journalism organization that serves as a resource and watchdog for school improvement in Chicago. Over all, we report on what is working for children, what is not working and why.
The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is seeking a multimedia journalist to join its education team. This position is focused on K-12 education reporting. This journalist goes beyond simple meeting coverage and classroom features and is focused on explaining educational and learning concepts – as well as the impacts of policies/decisions – in clear and concise ways. This reporter should be comfortable convening conversations on an array of educational issues through articles, online discussions, blogging and in-person events/discussions.
The Seventy Four is seeking an education editor to join its senior leadership team and assist in the expansion of its growing digital newsroom. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a high-energy entrepreneurial environment, eager to both oversee daily beat coverage and steer long-form features and investigations.
The North Carolina Justice Center, a progressive policy advocacy organization whose mission is to expand opportunity and protect the rights of poor and working individuals and families in North Carolina, is seeking a reporter to work with its media project, NC Policy Watch to cover education issues in North Carolina.
The education reporter will be responsible for providing daily coverage of education news at the State Board of Education, the Department of Public Instruction and the General Assembly, as well as local systems around the state.
LANSDOWNE, VA – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold Levy today issued the following statement urging Congress to maintain key provisions affecting the success of low-income, high-achieving students in the final Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization legislation: