EWA Announces New Education Reporting Fellows

EWA Reporting Fellowship

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce its fourth class of EWA Reporting Fellows as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to support enterprising journalism projects on education.

“We are delighted to provide additional EWA members with this unique opportunity to dig deeper into the education beat,” said Caroline Hendrie, EWA’s executive director. “These new projects will make important contributions to the public’s understanding of education and further fortify the nation’s education journalism community.”

Eight applications were selected for the fourth round of EWA Reporting Fellowships. Each EWA Reporting Fellowship provides up to $8,000 to help cover reporting costs, plus other assistance.

The newest class of EWA Reporting Fellows includes a diverse group of journalists representing a range of different types of news outlets. The projects are expected to be published by the end of the year.

Meet the Fellows:

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Jason Gonzales and Adam Tamburin
The Tennessean

The successes and challenges of the coming phase of Tennessee’s closely watched efforts to expand college access, as the state pushes to reduce college dropout rates and improve outcomes, especially for black, Latino and low-income students.

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Katherine Lewis
Freelance for The Atlantic

The impact of behavioral interventions on students’ academic, social, and emotional learning, with a close focus on an innovative approach to teaching self-control at an Ohio elementary school with high numbers of low-income students and children of color.

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Elissa Nadworny

How can higher education make the process of selecting a college or university easier on low-income students who are the first in their families to go to college, and improve their odds of postsecondary success?

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Claire McInerny

The Austin Independent School District’s concentrated efforts to close achievement gaps among students of different racial and ethnic backgrounds using targeted teaching strategies, and how the data on the impact of those efforts will be collected and used.

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Mary Niederberger
Public Source

How are school funding inequities affecting students, families, teachers, and schools in the Pittsburgh area, and how would programs and services change under a proposed overhaul of the way Pennsylvania finances public education?

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Kevin Richert
Idaho Education News

Given Idaho’s ambitious postsecondary completion goals, how can the state encourage rural, Latino and Native American students to pursue education beyond high school, and are there lessons to learn from other rural states?

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Aliyya Swaby
Texas Tribune

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the most disruptive natural disaster in modern Texas history, school districts are working to find new ways to prepare students who have missed anywhere from a few days to several weeks of crucial instructional time.

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Chandra Whitfield
ESPN/The Undefeated

How is attrition in the African-American teacher workforce affecting public education’s increasingly diverse student body, and what are potential solutions to address teacher hiring and retention gaps?