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.
The Education Writers Association (EWA) is seeking an enthusiastic, mission-driven and experienced Membership Coordinator who will thrive in a challenging and dynamic work environment. This position will play a key role in building and conveying the value of EWA to our members; maintaining membership records; identifying and cultivating new members; and developing marketing campaigns for our programs and resources.
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/edweek.org, the respected “go to” source for news and information on K-12 education, is seeking an energetic, versatile, enterprising, and organized Assistant Commentary Editor who will work closely with the Commentary Editor to select, commission, and publish first-rate opinion content for policymakers, administrators, frontline educators, and wider audiences.
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.
EdSource Today, the largest education reporting team in California, is seeking two highly talented and creative reporters to deliver powerful stories that initiate public discussion and promote accountability regarding major education reforms now being implemented in the state and nation.
Nevada’s leading news organization in print and on the Web needs a smart, aggressive journalist to cover the nation’s fifth-largest school district.
This isn’t a job for shrinking violets or school boosters.
The Clark County School District has 300,000 students – 45% Latino – in 357 schools, 41,000 employees and an annual budget of $2.4 billion. It also has issues: near-fatal growing pains, dismal test scores, crushing bureaucracy, union trouble and crime. Waste, fraud and abuse are endemic.
America’s Promise Alliance is devoted to helping to create the conditions for success for all young people in the United States, including the millions currently being left behind. Our work is powered by our belief that all children are capable of learning and thriving, and that every individual, institution and sector shares the responsibility to help young people succeed. To pursue this mission most effectively, we are committed to being a workplace of choice for professionals from all sectors who are interested in dedicating a portion of their careers to bettering the lives o
Honolulu Civil Beat is looking for an insightful, incisive and experienced education reporter to write about core problems in Hawaii’s K-12 and higher education systems.
We’re seeking someone with a deep understanding of education policy who can zero in on difficult issues with an eye toward innovative solutions that might improve education in the islands. On a practical level, effective investigative reporting and deft writing will be crucial to this work. (We’re not looking for a typical schools “beat” reporter.)
Treasure Coast Newspapers seeks an aggressive education reporter to cover three school districts: Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River. We focus on enterprise, analysis and investigations on regional issues, particularly revealing how districts spend taxpayer money and how effectively schools educate students. We heavily emphasize social media, digital storytelling and digital-first, real-time reporting. The ideal candidate would have at least 3 years’ experience as a newspaper reporter and some experience covering education. A clean valid Florida driver’s license is required.
The multimedia engagement journalist will find alternative and innovative ways to present news and features on IdahoEdNews.org, using video, photos and graphics. The incumbent in this position will write, report and investigate Idaho public education with an emphasis on alternative presentation. The incumbent in this position also will drive public awareness of education issues using social media. IdahoEdNews.org is an independent news site devoted to Idaho public education.
Charter schools increasingly are being scrutinized for the exact problem many advocates hoped they would help solve: poor student outcomes. How exactly to deal with those schools that do not meet academic expectations—or fail in other regards, such as employing questionable business practices or not being equitable in welcoming all students—have become key concerns.
Latino and black students in Montgomery County, Md. told school district officials they are sometimes perceived as “academically inferior” and want change under the district’s next leader. The speech by a group of seven minority students was given at a community gathering hosted by the Montgomery County Education Forum amid the district’s search for a new superintendent.
Huguenot High School in Richmond, Va. recently made local headlines when leaders issued a long-overdue apology for luring Latino students to the cafeteria in 2013, searching their bags and threatening deportation if they didn’t comply.
But that’s in the past — though perhaps not quite forgiven and forgotten – and school leaders are trying to move on.
At schools around the globe, girls outscore boys, and bored students are better test-takers than their more motivated peers. These topsy-turvy observations are the latest findings in a report from the Washington-based Brookings Institution, research that is part of a long-running series that aims to put a finger on the pulse of academics in the United States and abroad.