Follow the Money: Workshop for Indiana and Ohio Reporters on Covering COVID-19 Relief for Schools

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Follow the Money: Workshop for Indiana and Ohio Reporters on Covering COVID-19 Relief for Schools

With the federal government providing nearly $200 billion to schools for pandemic relief, states and districts have a unique opportunity to fuel the education recovery.

How is this playing out in Indiana and Ohio so far? How are local school systems and the states spending their share? To what extent are the one-time federal dollars being used to better support students, especially those who need help the most?

With the federal government providing nearly $200 billion to schools for pandemic relief, states and districts have a unique opportunity to fuel the education recovery.

How is this playing out in Indiana and Ohio so far? How are local school systems and the states spending their share? To what extent are the one-time federal dollars being used to better support students, especially those who need help the most?

The Education Writers Association is holding its second in a series of virtual workshops for journalists in the Great Lakes states – focusing on Indiana and Ohio on April 19 – to help the news media play a stronger role in answering these and other key questions. The half-day events are designed to help busy reporters get the information and guidance they need to hit the ground running, from the rules governing stimulus spending to how to read a local plan and put it into context.

Experts, education leaders, and experienced journalists will share insights, practical advice, relevant data, and more. This event is tailored to the specific context in each state and will help participants know exactly where to turn to get what they need.

The news media has a powerful watchdog role to play in helping the public and policymakers understand whether the unprecedented federal aid flowing to Illinois will live up to the promises of those in power. Join us for this free workshop.

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Resources for Indiana and Ohio Reporters on COVID-19 Relief for Education

The news media has a critical role to play in helping the public and policymakers understand whether the unprecedented federal aid flowing to states and school districts for education recovery will live up to the promises of those in power.

The following resources can help journalists in Indiana and Ohio jumpstart their reporting.