Blog: The Educated Reporter

New Resource For Reporters: Expanded Learning Time

Our topics pages are the best place to start if you’re working on a story and need essential background, or ideas for digging deeper. Whether it’s classroom technology at the K-12 level or college affordability, we’ve got you covered. 

We also have a brand-new page – the first of several we’ll be debuting this this spring – on expanded learning time. If you’re writing about changes to your district’s calendar, after-school programs, or efforts to add more instructional minutes, this is the place to start. We’ve pulled together the latest research, key coverage, and we even have 5 Questions to Ask

I also encourage you to check out the latest edition to our Reporter Guide series. Ben Wieder of the Center for Public Integrity put together a blueprint on how to use polling data in education reporting, and I know it’s going to be particularly helpful to journalists when they gear up for the midterm elections. 

And if you’re on the higher education beat, take a look at some of the terrific stories being produced using the new Tuition Tracker, a joint project of EWA, The Hechinger Report, and the Dallas Morning News. You can find out the actual sticker price — broken down by a student’s economic status — for more than 3,000 colleges and universities. 


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