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of more than 1,000 sources on children and education, with full contact
information, links to their websites and information about their areas
EWA has developed a list of freelance writers and editors in the fields of education and youth issues. Add your name to the list today!
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Message from EWA's Director
We had a captivating conversation recently with members of the Los Angeles Times team that produced "Grading the Teachers,"
a groundbreaking project that used "value-added" analysis to
rank teachers based on their students' test scores. If you weren’t among
the nearly 50 reporters on the call, don’t worry: We recorded it. While you listen to the probing questions asked by your peers, here’s one you won’t be asking: Does education journalism make a difference? Love or hate it, the Times' high-impact
project shows just how vital reporters are to the public discourse on
making schools better. So take a few minutes to go behind the scenes
with the journalists who made it happen.
Hope we get a chance to talk again soon!
Connect With EWA's Public Editor
EWA public editor Linda Perlstein was recently featured in the Harvard Education Letter speaking
on the importance of educators' working with journalists to improve the
media's coverage of schools. In addition, her book Tested is a contender in Education Next’s poll for top education books of the decade. Remember that Linda is available to help with your deadline stories or longer-term projects.
Come to EWA's Boot Camp on Research & Data
EWA can help you analyze all your database and research questions at its seventh annual boot camp. Training will be held Dec. 2-5 at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Journalists must apply to participate by Oct. 15.
Track Education Stimulus Spending by District
EdMoney.org, a project of EWA with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, now lets you track spending on K-12 education from the federal economic-stimulus law in states and school districts nationwide.
Deepen Your Knowledge and Sharpen Your Skills
Measuring Teacher Effectiveness
Prompted by the recent Los Angeles Times
project that ranks teachers based on their students' test scores, the
graduate school of education at the University of California, Berkeley,
is holding a forum on evaluating teachers through value-added analysis.
"Grading the Teachers: Measures, Media and Policies" will be held at
Berkeley Sept. 27, from 1 p.m. to 5 pm at 310 Sutardja Dai Hall. A live video stream will be available from the event.
Twitter for Journalists
Sign up for IRE’s Twitter tool for journalists webinar Sept. 22.