Announcement

EWA Announces New Education Reporting Fellows

EWA Reporting Fellowship

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce its second class of EWA Reporting Fellows, under an initiative aimed at supporting enterprising journalism projects.

“We were heartened by the quality of the applications and the continued enthusiasm among EWA members for pursuing in-depth reporting projects,” said Caroline Hendrie, EWA’s executive director. “We expect the fellows’ work to advance important conversations about policies and practices shaping America’s schools.”

Six applications were selected for the second round of EWA Reporting Fellowships. EWA will provide up to $8,000 to help cover reporting costs, plus other assistance, for each project.

The newest class of EWA Reporting Fellows represents a diverse group of journalists representing different types of news outlets. The projects are expected to be published by the end of the year.

Meet the Fellows:

Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Jamaal Abdul-Alim
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The effectiveness of dual-enrollment models that allow students to earn both a high school diploma and a no-cost associate’s degree in a high-growth field.

Melanie Bavaria

Melanie Bavaria
The Philadelphia Public School Notebook

The Philadelphia School District’s efforts to create inquiry-focused and project-based secondary education opportunities for students who have been chronically failed by traditional school.

Tara Garcia Mathewson

Tara Garcia Mathewson
The Hechinger Report

The pros and cons of introducing dual-language education at the secondary level.

Laura Isensee

Laura Isensee
Houston Public Media

A new model for high school focusing on student-led, collaborative projects that try to solve social justice problems.

Stacy T. Khadaroo

Stacy T. Khadaroo
The Christian Science Monitor

An examination of efforts to reimagine high schools in New England to serve children better — and more equitably.

Rebecca Klein

Rebecca Klein
The Huffington Post

The education of students who are homeless, involved with the juvenile-justice system, or in foster care.