In most communities, K-12 education is a major industry. It consumes a large share of tax dollars and is one of the largest employers. A journalist writing about schools will cover everything from budgets to debates over values, from clever student inventions to university research studies, from ways to teach algebra to charter schools.
One of EWA's goals is to get education reporting out of school board meetings and into classrooms and communities where education takes place. The following sections will help with summaries of issues, reporters' stories and sources you can tap to provide national context.