The Director of Media Relations will manage all media relationships at the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA). The Director will oversee the daily management of media relations while also forming innovative partnerships and working to change public opinion on difficult education issues.
The Chamberlin Family Foundation is seeking a Manager of Communications to advance the discourse on public education and build a renewed focus on exceptional public schools for all children in West Contra Costa.
The Deseret News seeks a talented writer to produce beat and enterprise stories about trends in education, from pre-school to advanced degrees in a multi-platform newsroom, featuring print, web, radio and TV journalists collaborating on enterprise reporting and breaking news. We are looking for a journalist with a proven track record, showing innovation, creativity, investigative work and an ability to process data and find stories beyond the numbers.
This fulltime temporary position is responsible for reporting on education-related topics in the state of Delaware. This reporter will have the opportunity to cover education related issues in Delaware such as “Race to the Top,” the cost of higher education, and alternatives to traditional education systems and practices. Candidates should have a knowledge of the Delaware education system and three to five years of broadcast, web, or newspaper reporting experience. The education reporter should be an engaging story teller with strong reporting and writing abilities.
The Indianapolis Star/IndyStar.com is looking for a reporter who wants to make a difference by holding accountable the people and entities we entrust to provide a quality education. Little is of more importance to a community than ensuring people of all ages – from pre-school through college — have the best educational opportunity possible.
EdSource Today, the largest education reporting team in California, is seeking a highly talented and creative reporter to deliver powerful stories that initiate public discussion and promote accountability regarding major education reforms now being implemented in the state and nation.
The Milken Family Foundation seeks a talented and experienced media relations professional for the Media Relations Manager position. Serving as part of the 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 specific Foundation initiatives.
For education reporters looking for story ideas, talking to teachers is a smart place to start. That was the key takeaway from the “Performance and Perceptions: Taking the Pulse of the Profession” session at EWA’s recent seminar on the teaching profession, held last month in Detroit.
In the Minneapolis Public Schools, Nearly two-thirds of the district’s enrollment are students of color. Additionally, 65 percent of the district’s more than 35,000 students qualify for free and reduced-price meals. Beth Hawkins, a reporter for the MinnPost, had a hunch that the best-paid local teachers were working in the wealthiest schools, teaching white students. But this was just a guess, and her colleague at the nonprofit news site, data editor Tom Nehil, wanted to see the numbers.
Here’s a counter-intuitive argument: The United States should spend more money on standardized tests.
With opposition to the new Common Core State Standards and the assessments linked to them reaching a fever pitch, advocating for better tests seems like an unpopular proposition. But what if U.S. students took fewer tests that measured their ability to understand academic concepts far more deeply than current tests permit?
Fewer than half of Hispanic students who took the ACT this year met the college readiness benchmarks in math or science, but those who actually expressed interest in STEM fared better on the college admissions exam.