Blog: Higher Ed Beat


Higher Education Beat

A blog about issues affecting postsecondary education.

A blog about issues affecting postsecondary education.

Blog: Latino Ed Beat

For Undocumented Immigrants, High Schools Can Play a Key Role

Gymnasiums like these can be sites for explaining to families the process of applying for DACA. By Tedder (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

As many as 3.7 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States are eligible for the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which sets aside the threat of deportation and grants work privileges to eligible residents. Among the several conditions necessary to qualify for DACA approval is a high-school degree or its equivalent. That’s where schools enter the picture.

EWA Radio

Covering the Higher-Ed Beat and Stories to Watch in 2015
EWA Radio, Episode 17, Part 1

A reporter who covers Ohio State University and a national higher-ed reporter discuss how their vantage points influence coverage. Does having a background in covering K-12 improve higher-ed reporting? Do national reporters benefit from living near flagship state universities? The guests also make predictions for stories to watch in 2015. 

Blog: The Educated Reporter

From the Beat: Memorable Education Stories of 2014

Cadets celebrate graduation at West Point. A USA Today investigation of  congressional influence over the nomination process at elite military academies was one of the year's most memorable education stories. Flickr/U.S. Army (Creative Commons)

When you write a blog, the end of the year seems to require looking back and looking ahead. Today I’m going to tackle the former with a sampling of some of the year’s top stories from the K-12 and higher education beats. I’ll save the latter for early next week when the final sluggish clouds of 2014 have been swept away, and a bright new sky awaits us in 2015. (Yes, I’m an optimist.)

Blog: The Educated Reporter

Teachers, School Leaders, and Common Core: The Year’s Most Popular Posts

It’s time for my annual roundup of the year’s most popular posts on The Educated Reporter. Before I get to the list, I wanted to offer my sincere thanks to everyone who helps keep this blog — I hope! — lively and informative. This includes the many beat reporters who contributed guest posts from sessions at EWA seminars. I’m also appreciative of the education researchers, analysts and policymakers who served as expert resources throughout the year.

Top 10 Educated Reporter Posts of 2014

EWA Radio

Lessons From the Rolling Stone Debacle
EWA Radio, Episode 16

Earlier this month, Rolling Stone magazine published a story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, which resulted in outrage, shock, and a temporary suspension of all fraternities and sororities at the vaunted institution of higher education. But now, serious questions have been raised about freelance writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s reporting, as well as Rolling Stone’s decision to publish the story without stronger verification.