Blog: Latino Ed Beat
Hi, everyone! Welcome to Latino Ed Beat, where we’ll think about how to cover the news through the dual lenses of Latinos and education. I live and breathe this as both an early childhood reporter for Education Week and the mom of a Latino toddler. My husband is from Mexico City, and we live in a predominantly immigrant and second-generation Mexican neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
One of the greatest challenges in education reporting is how to humanize data-driven stories. The beat abounds with statistics-laden research and reports thick with numbers and charts. And it’s important to report on trends and analyses these numbers illuminate.
But it’s even more important to keep a focus on the classroom and the kids reflected in all those reports and research.
Two recent stories in the Hechinger Report illustrate how to examine statistics through a human lens.