Ed Reporter: Nov. 17, 2011
Ed Reporter: Nov. 17, 2011
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Message From EWA's Director
EWA has had an unusually busy November on the conference
front. If you weren’t able to attend our Nov. 4-5 Higher Ed conference at UCLA,
or our Nov. 12 seminar on teacher evaluations at the University of Chicago,
don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.
Stop by EdMedia Commons for
links to the PowerPoints our presenters used. Additionally, we’ve posted
podcast from the conference, When Getting a Job Means Getting a Degree,
with more to follow in the coming days (EWA Public Editor Emily Richmond, who
moderated that panel, points to some great resources in a pair
on The Educated Reporter). Keep
an eye on EMC – the first videos from those two conference days will be posted
on EMC by early next week.
Videos from our Nov. 12 seminar on teacher evaluation are on
the way as well. In the meantime, you can check out the
background reading for the various panels. On Ed Beat, we have a
roundup of links to some great journalism drawn from the conference, while
The Educated Reporter hits some
of the day’s highlights. Feel free to weigh in on a pair of discussion
threads on EMC: one on general
topic of teacher evaluations, and more specifically, the
controversial issue of identifying teachers by name in value-added
Mark you Calendar for the 2011 National Awards for Education Reporting
for a job well done is not always easy to find, especially in today’s
challenging media climate. While high-quality education coverage is its
own reward, hard-working journalists still need an occasional pat on
the back. So you’ll be glad to hear that EWA’s annual reporting contest will open for entries on December 1st! Don’t sell yourself short: Check out the new contest categories and frequently asked questions. Contact Stephanie Cvetetic with questions or for additional information
EWA's 65th National Seminar
Learning From Leaders: What Works for Stories and Schools 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Latino Ed Beat
To help journalists cover issues affecting Latino children and their schooling, we have just launched Latino Ed Beat, a new website that will serve as a continuously updated resource on young Latinos at every grade level.
New content is being added constantly, but the site is already packed
with information to help you broaden your reporting. Some of the
•A blog offering guidance on covering Latino children from toddlers to teens
•Reports on demographics and schooling, English-language learners, and early education, among other topics
•Links to important research studies
•News stories from around the country
Spanish-language section is also in the works. If you have suggestions
about anything you’d like to see on the site, or if you’d like to give
us feedback, email Lori Crouch at email@example.com.