69th EWA National Seminar Theme
The Quest for Quality and Equity

Three days of dynamic programming and networking opportunities await the estimated 600 journalists and education experts who will gather this spring in historic downtown Boston for the Education Writers Association’s 69th annual National Seminar.

The 2016 National Seminar, to be held May 1-3, will explore issues related to “The Quest for Quality and Equity” in education and its coverage, as well as other salient topics in the field. The conference, the largest gathering of education journalists in the nation, will be jointly hosted by Boston University’s College of Communication and its School of Education.

The conference will feature the release of a new national survey on the state of the education beat, as well as the announcement of the winners of the National Awards for Education Reporting. Dozens of interactive sessions will arm attendees with context, contacts, and fresh ideas for producing compelling stories on issues spanning the spectrum from preschool through Ph.D.s. Links among poverty, opportunity, and achievement; debates over college access and costs; and the interplay of demography, geography and policy are just some of the issues that participants will explore.

In addition to member-driven sessions for journalists who report on education in all media, the conference will offer a track of sessions tailored to communications professionals. Scholarships to cover registration and travel are available for eligible journalists. EWA Supporting Community Members also are invited to register for a limited number of spots, with early-bird registration running through Dec. 31.

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