Message From EWA's Director
Anyone following U.S. education knows that the growth of the nation's
Latino population is having an impact on schools. 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
A 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: Fall 2011 Higher Education Seminar
EWA's next Higher Education Seminar will take place Nov. 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
This event is made possible by a grant from the Lumina Foundation. It is sponsored by Pearson and hosted by UCLA.
Contact Stephanie Cvetetic at email@example.com or 202.677.4271 for more information.
What Research Says About the Effect of Teachers
EWA has published a new research brief
for journalists on what studies tell us about topics that arise often
in the debate over teacher effectiveness. The first of a series of EWA
research briefs, the paper tackles such timely questions as whether
teachers are indeed the most important factor in student achievement;
whether value-added measures are reliable; whether advanced degrees or
merit pay make a difference; and how students are affected by having
several effective--or ineffective--teachers in a row. You can read it
all online or download the whole paper. Please give it a read and tell us what you think!
Pearson Debuts Online Networking Site
Sponsored message from Pearson
an online network that invites the education community to connect with
and contribute to conversations around the latest issues and ideas. FWD
offers Pearson senior leadership – as well as outside subject matter
experts – an unfiltered forum in which to engage with those who have a
vested interest in improving and transforming education.
The site is organized into broad categories: data and technology,
next-generation assessment, professional and clinical topics, teacher
and leader effectiveness, and next generation learning. Once a profile
is established, users can post status updates, follow individuals or
specific topics and create connections with bloggers and other users.EWA
members may find the site useful for seeking out sources and keeping up
with commentary from a variety of perspectives. You are invited to log
on, register and join the conversation.