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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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EWA Adds New Public Editor and Project Director
The National Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members to its team.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Education Writers Association (EWA) is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members to its team.  Kenneth Terrell, former managing editor for education at U.S. News and World Report, will join EWA in mid-June in the newly created position of project director, and Emily Richmond, education reporter for the Las Vegas Sun, will come on board in mid-July as EWA’s new public editor. 

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How We Did the Story: Investigating For-Profit Colleges

On EWA’s Ed Beat blog, reporter Dan Golden gives a behind-the-scenes account of how he and fellow Bloomberg News journalists John Hechinger and John Lauerman spent 18 months investigating the nation’s for-profit colleges. The project, which detailed questionable enrollment practices and staggering student-debt loads in the industry, won EWA’s Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting.

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Bloomberg News team wins Hechinger Grand Prize in EWA contest
Dan Golden, John Hechinger and John Lauerman win for their investigative project, "Education Inc."

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bloomberg News has won the top prize in the National Awards for Education Reporting for “Education Inc.,” a searing investigative look at for-profit colleges and universities.

EWA announced the winners of the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting at its annual conference in New Orleans on April 9. It includes a cash prize of $1,500.

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EWA National Award Winners Announced

The Education Writers Association announces the winners of the 2010 National Awards for Education Reporting. The prestigious annual competition honors the best coverage of education in print and broadcast media. It is the only independent contest of its kind in the United States.

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The Education Writers Association announces the winners of the 2010 National Awards for Education Reporting
The prestigious annual competition honors the best coverage of education in print and broadcast media. It is the only independent contest of its kind.

Public education was one of the largest beneficiaries of the $814 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, but questions remain about how – and whether – some $100 billion in federal stimulus funds for education have made much difference.