Blog: The Educated Reporter

Follow-Up Friday: Understanding Education Polls, Obama’s New Push for College Affordability

This was a crowded week for education polls, with findings from three of them being released in a span of as many days. You can read my advice for reporters in weighing opinion data, and also catch a replay of my interview with Bill Bushaw, executive director of Phi Delta Kappa, which administers the nation’s longest-running education poll.

President Obama is launching a new push to make college more affordable — and accountable — with a proposal to tie federal funding to student success data. EWA has a handy roundup of the coverage and analysis over at EdMedia Commons.

And speaking of higher education, early registration is now open for EWA’s upcoming seminar Guess Who’s Coming to Campus: What Demographic Changes Means for Colleges and Reporters.

We’ll be at Northeastern University in Boston Sept. 28-29. This is a journalists-only  event, and you can register and apply for a scholarship here.