Seminar

Recap: 2009 Reality Check – Where is Education Heading?
See what happened at EWA's 2009 national seminar in Washington, DC.

Some of the best minds in education gave a reality check at the 62nd annual conference of the National Education Writers Association April 30-May 2 in Washington, DC.

Nearly 230 top education journalists and others gathered to hear from an all-star lineup about where education is heading.

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne talked about the future of the news industry and education coverage and New York Times Magazine editor and author Paul Tough gave reporters insight into a blossoming education reform in Harlem.

USA Today reporters Blake Morrison and Brad Heath won the Fred. M Hechinger prize for education reporting for their series “The Smokestack Effect: Toxic Air and America’s Schools.”

If you missed EWA’s 2009 national seminar, you can read reports from your colleagues at our blog. You can view candid photos of the conference on our Flickr page.

 Here is some coverage about our conference and issues:

You can also listen to podcasts of these sessions:

Here are some resources to help reporters from EWA’s 2009 national seminar.

National Seminar Sponsors ($12,500 and over)

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National Seminar Sponsors ($2,500-$7,499)

  • Communications Works
  • Widmeyer Communications
  • The Hegeler Institute
  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Jobs for the Future
  • National Association of Charter School Authorizers

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  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • WestEd
  • American Council on Education
  • Education Testing Service
  • Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
  • MDRC
  • Michigan Technological University
  • National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • National School Safety and Security Services
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Spencer Research Panel on Latino Children and Families
  • Fordham Foundation
  • National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Vanderbilt University