Blog: Latino Ed Beat

A Push for More Latino College Graduates in Texas, but Not by ‘Business as Usual’

Latino children will “pretty much determine the fate of Texas” during the 21st century, the state’s Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes said in his annual address this week.

That’s why the state will need to get more creative in educating Latinos and ensuring they graduate from college. “Doing business as usual,” won’t work, he said, according to the Austin American-Statesman

Blog: The Educated Reporter

As Feds Turn Focus on English-Language Learners, Teachers Struggle to Find Quality Materials

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.

Blog: The Educated Reporter

With More Freedom, Will States Raise Bar for ‘Effective’ Teaching?

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.


EWA Invites Education Journalists to Apply for Fellowships

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.

Blog: Latino Ed Beat

Will Californians Vote to Overturn Ban on Bilingual Education?

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.


Submit Your Best Reporting for EWA Awards
Entries Due Dec. 15

The Education Writers Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting advance education journalism by recognizing the field’s very best efforts. This contest’s goals are to

  • Encourage and inspire more and better education journalism, and
  • Underscore the importance of excellent coverage and storytelling as a cornerstone of democracy and education.
Donald Trump speaks at campaign rally.
EWA Radio

Is ‘Trump Effect’ Hurting Students?
EWA Radio: Episode 94

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. 

Press Release

Helix Education and UPCEA Publish New Research Showing the Extent to Which Data Analytics are Underutilized throughout Higher Education
New Study Reveals Major Opportunity for Data-Driven Decision Making About Program Development, Marketing, Enrollment and Retention Services

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.


Education Reporter
The Las Vegas Review-Journal

Job Description:  Clark County education reporter

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.

Key duties:

Special Topic

Education & the 2016 Elections

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.


Associate Writer-Editor
Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)

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.   



Program Assistant
Education Writers Association

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.


Events Coordinator
Education Writers Association

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.