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Message From EWA's Director
One of the most interesting sessions at or 64th National Seminar
focused on America’s standing among world education systems. What
lessons can US education policymakers draw from other countries, and how
can journalists put comparative statistics in their appropriate
context? In an increasingly global education climate, these are
questions of profound importance.
Our presenter was Dr. Andreas Schleicher, head of the Indicators and Analysis Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Directorate for Education, and he will revisit this topic on Monday, Sept. 12 at an 11 a.m. web press conference for reporters co-hosted by EWA and OECD. The occasion is the release of OECD’s annual Education at a Glance report, which is set for release on Sept. 13 (registrants will receive an embargoed copy on the morning of the web conference).
at a Glance is the leading international compendium of comparable
national statistics on education (if you’re unfamiliar with the report,
you can view last year’s here).
This year, the report focuses on how the global economic crisis affects
the employment outlook for workers at various levels of education. Dr.
Schleicher’s presentation will focus on the study’s findings for the
United States and Canada.
Because of the nature of the embargo
and the space limitations of the web conference, EWA and OECD are asking
that this event be restricted to working journalists. If you’d like to
sign up, you can do so here. If you have questions or need help with registration, contact Glen Baity.
Fall 2011 Higher Education Seminar
EWA's next Higher Education Seminar will take place November 4-5 at
the University of California, Los Angeles. Approximately 50 higher
education journalists will gather with dozens of newsmakers, scholars,
and other experts to explore a constellation of complex topics in higher
for event information and to register. EWA offers travel subsidies for
reporters who need assistance to attend our conferences. Please note, this seminar is for working journalists only. Contact Stephanie Cvetetic at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.677.4271 for more information on attending and Program Book Ad purchase.
This event is made possible by a grant from the Lumina Foundation. It is sponsored by Pearson and hosted by UCLA.
2012 National Seminar
EWA's 65th National Seminar
will take place May 17-19, 2012, in Philadelphia. An estimated 250
reporters, authors, producers, editors, researchers, bloggers, and
others will gather for three days of in-depth discussions, site visits,
newsmaker speeches, and interactive workshops on education and its
coverage. Winners of the National Awards for Education Reporting will be
honored at the event, and the winner of the contest's grand prize will
be announced. EWA's flagship conference is being co-hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate
School of Education and the American Educational
Research Association. As ever, the event will be tailored to meet the unique needs and interests
of journalists who cover education at all levels.
Stay tuned for agenda
and registration details in the coming weeks. For sponsorship and advertisement
opportunities, please contact Stephanie Cvetetic at email@example.com.
List Your Name in our Freelance Database
writers, are you currently freelancing, or looking to start? If you're
seeking fresh job leads, be sure to include your name in EWA's Freelance Database! There's no charge to add your information, and it's an easy way to generate new freelance assignments. Click here to upload your information.
EdMedia Commons is now open to all EWA members! This great new
resource will be home to a wide range of content you won't be able to
get anywhere else. If you want to connect with your colleagues across
the country, workshop new story ideas, and interact with education
experts and newsmakers, you need to be a part of EMC.
If you haven't signed up yet, click here to set up your account. It only takes a few seconds, and it's a free benefit of your EWA membership.
Public Editor At Your Service
EWA’s new public editor, Emily Richmond, has taken the reins at EducatedReporter.com and is blogging daily with great story suggestions
and new angles on old topics. If you’re looking for a fresh spin on the well-worn "back
to school" article, this is the blog for you. How does early-childhood education figure into Race to the
Top? How do you interview kids more effectively? What stories are perfect for
someone new to the higher ed beat?
Answers to those questions and many more are waiting at The
Educated Reporter. Check back daily, or add it to your RSS reader. You can also get notified about new posts when you follow @EdWriters and @EWAEmily on Twitter.