Announcements

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EWA Names New Officers and Directors

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the appointment of five new members of the EWA Board of Directors and the election of the board’s 2019–20 officers.

Joining the governing board for their first two-year terms as directors will be Sarah Carr of The Teacher Project at Columbia University, Erica Green of The New York Times, Barbara McKenna of the Learning Policy Institute, Denise-Marie Ordway of Journalist’s Resource at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Beth Shuster of the University of Southern California.

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Speak at 2019 National Seminar

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will speak at EWA’s 2019 National Seminar in Baltimore in May. This will mark the first time she has appeared at an EWA event.

After opening remarks, Secretary DeVos plans to sit down with New York Times education reporter Erica Green for a conversation, and then field questions from attendees. The exact timing of this keynote session will be announced soon.

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EWA Invites Nominations for New Lifetime Achievement Prize
Honor To Be Awarded in Baltimore in Memory of Mike Bowler

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the creation of an EWA Lifetime Achievement Prize inspired by the late Michael H. “Mike” Bowler, to be presented for the first time this spring in honor of the longtime education writer and former EWA board president. 

For the first EWA Lifetime Achievement Prize, members are encouraged to nominate people who have devoted a major portion of their careers to education journalism and contributed to the field more broadly. Members are requested to refrain from nominating themselves, and the deadline for nominations is March 20.

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Call for Education Journalism Awards Entries
National Awards for Education Reporting offer $10,000 top prize

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 National Awards for Education Reporting. Journalists may submit entries from 9 a.m. EST Nov. 15 through midnight PST Dec. 15, 2018.

Professional journalists who have published work in 2018 on any educational topic in any medium are encouraged to enter the contest, which features a total of 19 prizes with cash awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

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EWA Announces 10 New Reporting Fellows

EWA Reporting Fellowship

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

“From investigative reporting to deep data dives to long-form narratives, our new fellows reflect a diverse range of topics and approaches,” said Caroline Hendrie, EWA’s executive director. “We are delighted to be able to support such ambitious and timely education journalism.”

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Host EWA’s National Seminar in 2020 or 2021

The Education Writers Association (EWA) is seeking higher education partners to host its 2020 and 2021 National Seminars. The annual EWA National Seminar is the largest and most influential professional gathering of education reporters and editors in the country, drawing hundreds of journalists, scholars, policy analysts, newsmakers, advocates, bloggers, and others. 

Announcement

EWA Announces New Education Reporting Fellows

EWA Reporting Fellowship

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

“We’re delighted to support the in-depth reporting projects proposed by the newest fellows,” said Caroline Hendrie, EWA’s executive director. “Their work will help shed light on the myriad challenges and opportunities facing students as they move from classrooms to careers.”

Announcement

EWA Names New Officers and Directors

image of new EWA Board Directors 2018

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members of the EWA Board of Directors, as well as the election of the 2018–2019 officers of the board.

Joining the board for their first two-year terms as directors will be Eva-Marie Ayala of the Dallas Morning News, David Hoff of Hager Sharp, and Debbie Veney of NewSchools Venture Fund. They are replacing outgoing board members Dakarai Aarons, Scott Elliott, and Cornelia Grumman.

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EWA Thanks Outgoing Board Members for Years of Distinguished Service

The Education Writers Association wishes to express its deep appreciation to three distinguished members of its Board of Directors who plan to leave the board this spring following years of voluntary service.

All three of the departing directors — Scott Elliott, Cornelia Grumman, and Dakarai Aarons — served as board officers. Elliott, who joined the board in 2009, was EWA’s board president from 2013 to 2017. Grumman and Aarons both served as vice president for community members, Grumman from 2013 to 2015 and Aarons from 2016 to the present.

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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.”

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EWA Announces Theme of 2018 National Seminar
Los Angeles • May 16–18, 2018

EWA 71st National Seminar Los Angeles graphic

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the theme of its 2018 National Seminar: “Room for All? Diversity in Education & the Media.” The conference, slated for May 16-18 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, will examine the impact of today’s fast-changing demographic and cultural dynamics — from the classroom to the newsroom and beyond.