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improve the quality and quantity of education coverage through
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other communicators carry out their vital missions.
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Message From EWA's Director
by more demanding accountability requirements, the nation’s education
system has invested heavily in new longitudinal data systems at the
state and local levels. An unprecedented amount of empirical information
is now available about how students and schools are performing. Used
well, this information has the potential to help shed light on what
policies and programs are working, which are not, and why.
The problem? This information isn't always easy to find.
At EWA's next webinar—Mining the Data: What States Have and Where to Find It
of the Data Quality Campaign will provide an update on states’ progress
toward collecting and using education data. She'll also reveal the type
of data and related reports available from your states, concentrating
on how to link K-12 and postsecondary data to explore issues like
college and career readiness, college remediation, and other topics.
Join us Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m.
See you then!
Last Chance to Enter EWA Contest
Apply for EWA’s reporting contest without further delay!
for a job well done isn’t so easy to find, especially in today’s
challenging news environment. Our annual contest, which honors exemplary
education coverage in all media, is a terrific way to earn a
much-needed pat on the back—and a little more cash for your wallet.
The deadline to enter the National Awards for Education Reporting is TODAY, February 2. Check out the contest categories
and frequently asked questions, and feel free to contact Stephanie
Cvetetic with questions or for additional information.
Don’t sell yourself short: Submit your entry today!
Catch Up With Past
Did you know we have wrap-ups of every EWA seminar and
conference on EWA.org? Stop by our Tips from Past
Events section for links to blog items, videos, and relevant news stories drawn
from events like our 2011 Teacher
Evaluation Seminar and Higher
Education Seminar. And be sure to stop by our Webinars
page to watch any of our recent online training sessions.
Registration Now OPEN For 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.
Click here to register. For sponsorship and advertisement
opportunities, please contact Stephanie Cvetetic at email@example.com.
Public Editor Emily Richmond Is Here for You
If you need help tracking down a source, are having trouble getting
access to a school or want to brainstorm on your next big project, email
Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're on deadline and need immediate assistance, feel free to call her at (202) 452-9830, ext. 1006.