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Covering Teachers: What Reporters Need to Know

The agenda is up for our next journalists-only seminar – The Push to Upgrade the Teaching Profession: What Reporters Need to Know. As you’ll notice, we’re spotlighting the work of some of the nation’s top education writers. Among them: 

  • Dana Goldstein, journalist for The Marshall Project, and author of the New York Times’ bestseller “The Teacher Wars: The History of America’s Most Embattled Profession.”

  • Elizabeth Green, co-founder of Chalkbeat and author of “Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)
  • Stephen Henderson, columnist for the Detroit Free Press, and winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. 

We’re also going to feature the work of the award-winning team of Beth Hawkins and Tom Niell of MinnPost, who will share some innovative approaches to using data in education reporting. Take a look at a recent MinnPost project examining school equity issues in teacher pay. 

The seminar is co-hosted by the Michigan State University College of Education, and all events will take place at the Detroit Center. There are travel scholarships available to qualified reporters but space is filling up quick. If you’re interested, we recommend you apply today

 



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