Blog: The Educated Reporter

This Is What’s New in 2016 from EWA

Here’s something to add to your list of New Year’s resolutions, and it might even make it easier to keep that pledge to exercise more often: Subscribe to EWA Radio! Each week, we feature education journalists sharing the backstory to their best work. You’ll hear tips for managing the daily beat, as well as ideas for localizing national issues for your own audience. 

Here are a few more opportunities from EWA to help ramp up your reporting in 2016: 

  • Join us for a journalists-only webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 6, to learn about Education Week’s 20th annual “Quality Counts” report on public schools across the country. The focus this year is on accountability, and how the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has rewritten the rules for federal involvement in schools, as well as the expectations for states and local districts. 
  • EWA will be in Los Angeles Feb. 25-27 for two seminars focusing on teaching, testing, and college and career readiness. You may be eligible for a travel scholarship. Find out more here.
  • We’re regularly adding new content to our popular Topics Pages, offering background, key coverage, and even questions to ask on hot issues from preschool through higher education. The newest addition is on School Leadership.
  • And if you’re interested in writing about student data privacy, start with our brand-new Story Lab by Education Week’s Benjamin Herold. It offers a solid blueprint for covering this critical issue in your own district, and shows you how to find the data and sources you need.
  • Last, but certainly not least, there’s still time to apply for an EWA Reporting Fellowship. We’re awarding journalists each up to $8,000 to complete an in-depth project. The deadline is Jan. 15, and you can find out all the details here.