The Seattle Times is seeking an experienced reporter to join our education team, which has done ambitious, groundbreaking work in the past two years with its Education Lab project. This reporter would be the team’s primary beat reporter, focusing on Seattle-area schools and state education policy.
The Albuquerque Journal has an immediate opening for an experienced education reporter to cover the Albuquerque Public Schools and the New Mexico Public Education Department.
Yes, you will have to cover school board meetings. And, yes, you will have to write feature stories from time to time. You may even be called upon to help out with legislative coverage during the session.
The Orange County Register, one of Southern California’s leading news sources, is searching for an education reporter to cover both k-12 and higher education. Orange County, with 3 million residents, is comprised of 600 diverse public schools with 500,000 students. It also includes several colleges and universities, including California State University, Fullerton, one of the state’s largest campuses, and the University of California, Irvine, one of the region’s top research institutions.
NCTQ (www.nctq.org) has a new opening for a Communications Manager. This individual will manage the implementation of a comprehensive communications strategy, promoting the organization’s resources and supporting its advocacy aims.
The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) is seeking Communications Director to be responsible for communications program planning and implementation, product development and production, outreach and communication, event planning, and website maintenance.
Are you interested in pursuing an exciting career in communications and public relations at a national level, specifically in public education reform? Are you interested in getting involved with a growing public relations and communications firm with a diverse and high-profile client base that will provide tremendous opportunity for professional growth and good compensation?
BPE’s mission is to drive exceptional outcomes for all students by developing great teachers and great schools. For three decades, BPE (formerly the Boston Plan for Excellence) has devised solutions to the toughest challenges faced by Boston’s students and teachers by weaving together expertise in teacher training and school development. We believe ambitious teaching (which we define as instruction that consistently engages all students in rigorous content) requires not only effective teachers, but also systems that support great teaching and methods for continuous improvement.
A new high-profile online education news website is looking for a Senior Editor to help shape an expanding digital newsroom. Reporting to the Editorial Director, the ideal candidate will be comfortable in a high-energy entrepreneurial environment, eager to both oversee daily beat coverage and steer long-term/long-form special projects and investigations.
The Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Mass., has an opening for a reporter to write education stories spanning pre-school to advanced degrees. Worcester is an urban school district of 44 schools with a $350 million budget. The beat also includes coverage of more than a dozen colleges and universities, including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the College of the Holy Cross and WPI.
This is not your ordinary test prep job. You’ll help us reach thousands of students by becoming our voice for the ACT, primarily by writing articles about ACT content and test prep strategy. This is a contract position (you can work from anywhere) with the possibility of permanent employment in the future (in Berkeley, CA).
Education Week, the leading independent, national source of news and analysis on K-12 education, seeks a contributing writer to work on a contractual basis covering curriculum-related issues. Augmenting the work of a senior staff reporter, the contributing writer will primarily produce three or more blog items a week for a two-author blog. This arrangement also provides ample opportunity to write full-length articles for print and the Web for an additional freelance fee.
Michigan Technological University is looking for a news writer: an all-star writer, editor and proofreader who knows how to work a news beat; is comfortable interviewing faculty, staff and students; loves to attend events and be “in the know;” and is great at finding, pitching and disseminating stories.
May 22, 2015Lillian Mongeau of The Hechinger Report for EWA
The phrase “Common Core test” turns out to encompass far more than most people realize.
At the Education Writers Association’s spring seminar in Denver on covering assessments in the era of the new standards, it became clear to reporters that there is no such thing as “The Test.” Rather, there are many tests, developed by different organizations all purporting to be aligned with the new Common Core State Standards.
With an eye toward reducing turnover and improving student learning, districts nationwide are experimenting with “teacher residencies.” These programs, which provide intensive support to new teachers during the early years of their careers, are typically partnerships between schools of education and local districts. The idea is to better align the training with the on-the-job expectations.
May 20, 2015Brandis Friedman of WTTW Chicago for EWA
That’s how many students the White House believes will be able to attend a community college under the president’s proposed America’s College Promise program. During the session at EWA’s National Seminar held last month in Chicago, U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell said nine million students see college as unaffordable.
May 18, 2015Madeleine Cummings of The Teacher Project for EWA
When Lori Higgins of the Detroit Free Press began investigating for a series on charter schools, she and her colleagues gathered in a conference room at the Michigan Department of Education and started flipping through blue binders on every charter school in the state. The reporters pored over contracts and leases, filed Freedom of Information Act requests, visited schools, interviewed teachers, and had a data expert analyze student test scores.