Blog: Latino Ed Beat

Overview

Latino Ed Beat

A blog about issues affecting Latino students in P-12 and post-secondary education.

A blog about issues affecting Latino students in P-12 and post-secondary education.

Blog: Latino Ed Beat

Why Ed Reporters Should Care about WIC Cuts

Hi, everyone! Welcome to Latino Ed Beat, where we’ll think about how to cover the news through the dual lenses of Latinos and education. I live and breathe this as both an early childhood reporter for Education Week and the mom of a Latino toddler. My husband is from Mexico City, and we live in a predominantly immigrant and second-generation Mexican neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.

Blog: Latino Ed Beat

New Website Debuts July 1

Latino Ed Beat, the home of New Journalism for Latino Children, will feature blogs posts, reports and research about Latino students and research about education issues affecting them. Look for the new website on July 1. In the meantime, check out this site.

Blog: Latino Ed Beat

In California, Finding the Story Behind the Statistics

One of the greatest challenges in education reporting is how to humanize data-driven stories. The beat abounds with statistics-laden research and reports thick with numbers and charts. And it’s important to report on trends and analyses these numbers illuminate.

But it’s even more important to keep a focus on the classroom and the kids reflected in all those reports and research.

Two recent stories in the Hechinger Report illustrate how to examine statistics through a human lens.