The Dallas Morning News has an opening for an experienced Education Reporter with strong reporting and storytelling skills. The ideal candidate will be a proven digital journalist with demonstrated ability in sophisticated watchdog, spot news and enterprise reporting. The successful candidate will produce diverse stories on education trends and issues of deep interest to parents, teachers and taxpayers.
A keen knowledge of database reporting is essential as is extensive
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.
While too many students at all grade levels are regularly skipping school, many preschoolers and kindergarteners are missing nearly as much seat time as teenagers, according to a new report.
The lost learning time, particularly in the younger grades, translates into weaker math and reading skills that become long-term deficits for students even years down the road, according to the new report from Attendance Works, a national advocacy organization, and the nonprofit Healthy Schools Campaign.
In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated much of southeastern Louisiana, New Orleans and its surrounding areas have seen an influx of Hispanic immigrants who are establishing permanent roots, with many being among the first to aid in the city’s rebuilding efforts.
It would be difficult to find an education writer who has put in more time, or produced more nuanced stories, examining the big changes in New Orleans’ public schools sector than Sarah Carr. She spent seven years covering the post-hurricane education landscape, and its transition to nearly all charter schools.
The ACLU of Nevada has announced that it will challenge the state’s new, high-profile “education savings account” law. The measure would provide up to approximately $5,000 per child in public dollars to pay for school choice –including private or parochial school tuition — as well as other educational expenses.
The Nevada law has drawn national notice, as experts consider it unprecedented in scope, since most families in the state are eligible to participate.