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Recipients of the EWA Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting. 

  • John Matthews, Washington Star (1972)

  • William Grant, Detroit Free Press (1973)

  • James Nolan and Linda Stahl, Louisville Courier-Journal (1974)

  • Jonathan Neumann, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, Mass. (1975)

  • James Worsham and Marguerite Del Guidice, Boston Globe (1976)

  • Lou Antosh, Philadelphia Bulletin (1977)

  • Stanley Moulton and Laurel Sorenson, Daily Hampshire Gazette (1978)

Blog: The Educated Reporter

Education at Forefront in Statewide Elections

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock talks with students at the Billings Career Center in August 2016. The state's gubernatorial race is being closely watched by education advocates. (Casey Page/The Billings Gazette)

With so much attention focused on the campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, voters could be forgiven for forgetting they’ll be asked to decide plenty more in November. And the stakes are high for K-12 education in state-level elections, including races for governor, state education chief, and legislative seats, plus ballot measures on education funding and charter schools.


Joy Resmovits
Board Member

Joy Resmovits is the Education Lab editor at The Seattle Times, managing a team of journalists covering K-12 through higher education. She came to Seattle in 2018 from The Los Angeles Times, where she covered all aspects of schooling. Before that, she spent four years covering national education issues for The Huffington Post as a senior reporter. In the 2014-2015 academic year, she was a Spencer Fellow at Columbia University, and focused on researching education for students with disabilities.


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Clara Oropeza


Clara Oropeza es profesora de inglés en el Santa Barbara City College. Como su primer idioma es español, ella trabaja con entusiasmo para incluir la cultura, historia y literatura Latinoamericana en la experiencia universitaria. Oropeza es la directora del Multiliteracyl English Transfer Program (MET), cuenta con un diploma de pregrado y una maestría en literatura en inglés y un doctorado en mitología comparativa y literatura. Oropeza es autora de varios ensayos publicados, y el libro Anaïs Nin: A Myth of Her Own (Routledge 2018).


EWA Supports Education Journalism With New Fellows

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce its inaugural class of EWA Reporting Fellows, under a new initiative aimed at supporting enterprising journalism projects.

“We were impressed by the high caliber of the proposals, and are thrilled to help advance ambitious reporting in communities across the country, from Baltimore and Detroit to New Orleans,” said Caroline Hendrie, EWA’s executive director. “The response to this new initiative makes clear the strong appetite among media outlets — and individual journalists — for in-depth reporting on education.”


Election 2016: New President, New Education Agenda
Washington, D.C. • November 14, 2016

The election of Republican Donald Trump is sure to reshape federal policy for education in significant ways, from prekindergarten to college, especially coupled with the GOP’s retaining control of Congress.

Although Trump spent relatively little time on education in his campaign, he did highlight the issue from time to time, from his sharp criticism of the Common Core and high student debt loads to proposing a plan to significantly expand school choice. And Congress has a long to-do list, including reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.


70th EWA National Seminar: “A New Era for Education and the Press”
Washington, DC • May 31–June 2, 2017

EWA’s National Seminar is the largest annual gathering of journalists on the education beat. This multiday conference provides participants with top-notch training delivered through dozens of interactive sessions on covering education from early childhood through graduate school. Featuring prominent speakers, engaging campus visits, and plentiful networking opportunities, this must-attend conference provides participants with deeper understanding of the latest developments in education, a lengthy list of story ideas, and a toolbox of sharpened journalistic skills.