Back to School: Story Ideas, Tips and Trends to Watch
School choice, immigration raids, cultural competency top the list
(EWA Radio: Episode 214)
With a new school year getting underway, how can education reporters find fresh angles on familiar ground? Kate Grossman, the education editor for WBEZ public media in Chicago, offers story ideas, big trends to watch for, and suggestions for networking with parents, teachers, and administrators. Plus, Grossman offers some smart dos and don’ts for the first day school. How “culturally competent” are your local teachers as student populations in many communities are becoming more diverse? What steps are school districts taking to help students and families amid an increase in federal immigration raids? And why are states with school voucher and tax credit scholarship programs keeping a close eye on a forthcoming U.S. Supreme Court case?