Blog: The Educated Reporter

Follow-Up Friday: Get Up To Speed With EWA Webinars

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for EWA Summer School, our webinar series designed to help education reporters sharpen their skills, deepen their knowledge, and develop story ideas. If you missed out on the webinars the first time around, you can catch the replays:

  • Data Privacy Rules and Ruses: A deep dive into all things FERPA, and accessing public records, with Frank LoMonte of the Student Press Law Center. You’ll also get valuable information about the federal Clery Act, a crucial element in reporting about Title IX sexual assault investigations in higher education. 
  • Where Is Your State Hiding Vital Education Data? A roadmap for reporters to find essential information held by education and government entities at the local and state level. This is a great place to start when planning your next project. 
  • Reporting on Summer Learning: Story Ideas For Journalists: How are public-private partnerships changing the way kids learn outside of the traditional school calendar? What does the latest research show about the connection between the long summer vacation and student learning loss? 
  • Money Matters: New OECD Report Grades Students’ Financial Literacy. Do American students lack fiscal smarts? This webinar explores their lackluster performance on a new international assessment covering basic transactions, spending, and saving. Is mandating financial literacy in schools the answer? 

As you can see, there’s no summer slide on the education beat. Indeed, EWA members have been turning out first-rate stories on a host of topics. We compile the best of them each week with the help of the #tellEWA hashtag on Twitter. So when you spot a story you think deserves an extra spotlight, be sure to let us know!


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