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.
Hager Sharp is an independent marketing and communications agency owned by employees with a shared passion: Developing ideas that make a difference. We create award-winning campaigns that achieve results for organizations committed to improving health, advancing education, and transforming our communities—through communications that engage, motivate, and inspire in any and every medium that best reaches a particular audience, from earned to paid, digital to print, in-person to outdoor. If you’re looking for an agency where making a difference is in the DNA, come to Hager Sharp.
We are looking for an Accountability Editor to join our Editorial and Strategic Support Teams! Is it you? If it is, then you’re detail-oriented, a strong writer and passionate about education policy. You’re comfortable translating policy “wonk-speak” to a general audience, because in addition to tracking state-level policy, you’re making sure that our writers—who are typically parents, students, and educators (not wonks)—are comfortable writing about it.
One Day, the alumni magazine of Teach For America, reports on major issues in education with depth and authority. We are seeking a resourceful, curious, energetic staff reporter to join the magazine’s growing team.
The Santa Monica-based Milken Family Foundation seeks a talented and experienced media relations professional for the Media Relations Manager position. Serving as a key member of a highly collaborative Communications team and reporting to the Senior Vice President, this position will be responsible for overseeing and managing strategic planning, day-to-day operations and media outreach for MFF’s initiatives, with a special focus on the Milken Educator Awards, named “the Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher Magazine.
The Content and Communications Coordinator will support the Foundation’s communications and field-building efforts across its multiple channels, including print, Web, email, and social media. S/he will be an integral part of the Communications team, and will work on the front lines of delivering key content and messages to our targeted audiences.
The Seattle Times is seeking an experienced reporter to join Education Lab, an ambitious, groundbreaking project that has had significant impacts on public education in Washington state. This is a grant-funded, 21-month position.
Candidates should have experience in finding and writing compelling, in-depth stories, ideally about schools and learning. Strong multi-media skills and experience covering education are big pluses.
The Seattle Times is seeking an experienced engagement editor to join Education Lab, an ambitious, groundbreaking project that has significant impacts on public education in Washington state. This is a grant-funded, 21-month position.
We seek candidates who can help lead Education Lab’s award-winning effort to spark and nurture constructive conversation about education in Washington state, and to seek out community voices that can improve our journalism.
District Administration, a national K-12 education publication, is looking for a freelance writer for our monthly technology feature. Our tech stories may be product-oriented but are never promotional. Their goal is to give school district technologists the information and insight they need to make better purchase and implementation decisions. Stories are typically 1,000 words. Pay is competitive. Send inquiries and clips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Schott Foundation for Public Education is a national foundation whose mission is to develop and strengthen a broad-based and representative movement to achieve fully resourced, quality preK-12 public education, giving every child an opportunity to learn. The Schott Foundation’s core belief is that only a grassroots movement can lead to systemic change in the disparities poor children and children of color face in our country’s schools. In helping to build this movement, Schott recognizes its pivotal role as both funder and advocate in the social justice arena.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a global enterprise providing must-have content and services for the academic, professional, scientific, technical, medical, consumer, and scholarly markets.
We have an exciting opportunity for a versatile, proven Freelance Editor, who will serve as editorial visionary for a newsletter targeted to women in higher education. This position is based in our fast-paced US B2B group.
The ideal candidate is an experienced, hands-on editor, who is well-versed in creating stellar print and digital products.
Under the general direction of the Senior Director, this position provides analysis, research and recommendations on critical education issues that impact California’s students, families, and communities. This position focuses on a variety of support duties for the Senior Director, Policy & Programs and researches and communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, rules, regulations and trends.
Under general direction of Sr. Director of Communications/PIO, this position leads, oversees, and coordinates the development, preparation, and productions of print and electronic communication from creative concept to final print; sets priorities and directs the work of assigned staff on a project or day-to day basis; researches, writes, and edits publications; fosters cooperative working relationships among Association departments and acts as liaison with various educational, community, public, and government agencies; and performs related work as required.
EdSource Today, California’s pre-eminent source of news and analysis about public education, is seeking a fulltime reporter to cover some of the major reforms being implemented in the state and nation.
The successful candidate will write and report on potentially the most significant changes occurring in public education in a generation and have the opportunity to be part of the emerging nonprofit journalism source that is considered a “must-read” by policymakers, influencers and a greater audience interested in staying abreast of the state of education.
Education Week, an independent, national source of news on K-12 education, is seeking an experienced contributing writer to help with its coverage of teaching and teacher policy on a part-time, contractual basis. Working with an editor, the contributing writer will be responsible for regular blog coverage as well as full-length articles for print and online. The position also includes opportunities to contribute to video coverage and other multimedia work.
The Houston Chronicle, Texas’ largest newspaper, will soon inaugurate a digital-first suburban schools beat aimed at covering extensive ground across Houston’s vast suburbs and using dozens of area school districts to explore educational trends that resonate with readers across the region. This new beat will be built upon a constantly updated vertical that will become a must read for parents interested in news and information that will not only tell them what’s happening in the schools but how they can better navigate testing, homework and local school bureaucracies.
The Education section at U.S. News & World Report seeks an experienced, full-time reporter based in our Washington, D.C., office who will be responsible for writing consumer-focused content for usnews.com/education. The beat will be focused on graduate school, including MBA, law and medical school programs, aimed at an audience of prospective students. The position does not involve breaking news coverage or reporting on education policy.
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.
A record 83.2 percent of students graduated from U.S. high schools in 2015, and the graduation rates of black and Latino students were also up. But there’s still work to be done, President Obama said in his “final report card” speech at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C., Monday.
As federal education officials tout a fourth consecutive year of improvement in the nation’s high school graduation rate, the reactions that follow are likely to fall into one of three categories: policymakers claiming credit for the gains; critics arguing that achievement gaps are still far too wide to merit celebrating; and policy wonks warning against misuses of the data.
In what the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics is calling a “culturally relevant” resource guide, Latino students and their families could find all they need to know about preparing, applying, paying for and succeeding in college.