A conference for journalists and teachers
The Education Writers Association, through the generosity of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, is gathering some of the nation’s top education thinkers and journalists—as well as teacher-bloggers—for a daylong conversation on teacher effectiveness. We'll focus especially on issues that get little media coverage but are imperative to the success of our nation’s schoolchildren
The conversation on Friday, February 18, in New York City will go beyond the commonly discussed topics of teacher pay and evaluation to ask: Is it feasible to make entry into the profession more competitive? Why is there often a large gap between what aspiring teachers learn in school and the skills they need in the classroom? And why do so few teachers feel they are getting the help they need to improve?
Click here to view the conference agenda.
There are several spots still open to attend the conference. Journalists from any medium who cover education nationally or cover districts or states in the midst of significant teacher quality reforms are invited to apply. Spaces are available for teacher-bloggers from all areas.
In addition to hearing from and talking with researchers, innovators, and education officials, participants will have plenty of time to learn from one another. You’ll leave with ideas for great stories and the tools to accomplish them.
The conference will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carnegie offices in midtown Manhattan. Participants' travel costs, including transportation to New York and two nights' hotel, will be covered.
The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, Thursday, January 13. Journalists who are interested can apply by clicking on the RSVP button below. Teachers can go here to apply. Email Linda Perlstein with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.