Update on EWA Boards
April 2016

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the election of the 2016-2017 officers of the Board of Directors, the addition of a new director, and the appointment of six new members of the Journalist Advisory Board.


EWA Welcomes Journalist Advisory Board Nominations
March 2016 Vacancy

The Education Writers Association expects to add one or more new members to its Journalist Advisory board in 2016. As a member of EWA, you are invited to nominate yourself for consideration by the board’s nominating committee. If you would like to nominate any other EWA journalist members, please send their names to Nora Burke and she will contact them.


EWA Welcomes Board Nominations From Members
January 2016 Vacancy

The Education Writers Association expects to add one or more new members to its Board of Directors in 2016. As a member of EWA, you are invited to nominate yourself or another EWA member as a candidate for consideration by the board’s nominating committee.

EWA’s mission is to increase the quality and quantity of education coverage to create a better-informed public. We are interested in receiving nominations of individuals who are passionately committed to advancing the cause of more and better journalism on education.


State of the Education Beat

Dear Colleague,

Tomorrow, we will email you a survey about your work in education journalism.

With your help, this State of the Education Beat study will gather objective information on the experience and work of education journalists. Your response to the survey is crucial to make this study a success.

The survey is anonymous. We have commissioned the non-profit Education Week Research Center at Editorial Projects in Education to conduct the study.

If you have any questions, please contact us at


2015-2016 Calendar of Events
Upcoming Seminars for Journalists Members


A new school year also means upcoming EWA seminars!

EWA gathers experts who provide diverse perspectives and research to help you cover education. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with other reporters from national and local outlets.

We provide travel and registration scholarships for qualified journalists. These scholarships can cover most, if not all, of your travel expenses.


2014 Award Winners Announced
National Awards for Education Reporting

March 26, 2015 (WASHINGTON, DC)—The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 National Awards for Education Reporting, honoring exceptional journalism from print, radio and online media outlets across the country.

The 33 honored entries hail from a diverse array of media outlets that range from three-person newsrooms to outlets with hundreds of reporters. More than 240 entrants submitted roughly 360 entries in 18 categories.


EWA Welcomes Deputy Director
3 New Hires to Serve Needs of Growing Membership

EWA is pleased to announce the addition of three new members of its staff, including Erik Robelen, a veteran education reporter and editor who joins EWA today as the organization’s first deputy director.

“With his long experience covering education at the national level, Erik is a great addition to the EWA leadership team,” said Scott Elliott, president of the EWA Board of Directors. 


EWA Membership Passes Two Bylaws Amendments

September 3, 2014 – The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that two recent bylaws amendments sent before the membership for a vote passed with overwhelming support. 

The first, a proposed change in the fiscal year from July 1 through June 30 to October 1 through September 30, passed with 98.8 percent approval of those voting. The second, which requested that the right to approve bylaws amendments be given to the board of directors, passed with a smaller approval rate of 90.6 percent of those voting. 


EWA Announces Theme and Venue of 2013 National Seminar

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that its 66th National Seminar, the organization’s flagship annual conference, will take place May 2-4, 2013, on the campus of Stanford University in California. Titled “Creativity Counts: Innovation in Education and the Media,” the event will take advantage of its location in the heart of Silicon Valley to explore approaches that differ from prevailing practice in both education and journalism.


Turnaround Watch: The School Improvement Grant Program

Three national organizations involved in education journalism–Education Week, the Education Writers Association and The Hechinger Report–have collaborated with news organizations around the country to examine the federally funded School Improvement Grant (SIG) program, which has received more than $4.6 billion since 2009.


EWA’s 2012 National Seminar Coming to Philadelphia

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that its 2012 National Seminar will take place May 17-19 on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Under an innovative partnership, EWA’s 65th annual National Seminar will be jointly hosted by Penn’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Washington-based national research association for 25,000 scholars engaged in research in education and learning.


Introducing Latino Ed Beat

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. 


How We Did the Story: Contest Winners Share Tips on Ed Beat

On Ed Beat, several winners of our 2010 contest have shared the process they used to bring their acclaimed stories to their readers. This is a great way for writers on the ed beat to pick up pointers for their own reporting, and to gain new insight into the stories that shaped the national education conversation in 2010.