I’m in Phoenix for the next few days at the Walter Cronkite
School of Journalism at Arizona State University. EWA is helping
out with IRE’s (Investigative
Reporters and Editors) third annual Campus Coverage Project
conference. Roughly 75 of the nation’s top college journalists
were selected to spend four days learning the latest techniques
and tips for writing investigative stories.
Here were are in January, and I’m still trying to figure out what
happened to October. The fall sped by as I adjusted to a new city
and a new job. This winter isn’t going much slower.
For many people, myself included, 2011 was a year of intense
highs and lows. In the education world, there is much unfinished
business that carried over from the old year to the new. We still
don’t know what’s going to replace No Child Left Behind. School
districts nationwide are dealing with massive budget shortfalls
that could result in layoffs and cuts to programs and services.