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Diving Into Data Workshop
New York University • June 22-25, 2018

On the education beat, numbers are everywhere. A WAMU public radio reporter’s close examination of data revealed inflated graduation rates. Data drove a powerful series in The Baltimore Sun about the struggle to move past segregated schools. Reporters across the country are tracking gun violence and other violent incidents on school or college campuses.

On the education beat, numbers are everywhere. A WAMU public radio reporter’s close examination of data revealed inflated graduation rates. Data drove a powerful series in The Baltimore Sun about the struggle to move past segregated schools. Reporters across the country are tracking gun violence and other violent incidents on school or college campuses.

Covering education means covering data. And whether spreadsheets make you queasy or make your heart flutter, EWA’s 2018 Diving Into Data Workshop can help you boost your data journalism skills — or start developing them.

Apply now for a spot in this popular workshop, scheduled for June 22-25 on the campus of New York University. We have 20 slots available for journalists to participate in this intensive program. (To qualify, you must be an EWA journalist member. Click here for membership information.)

Participants will receive hands-on training from our team of data coaches—veteran journalists skilled at analyzing and reporting with data. The coaches will meet you where you are skillswise and help you navigate data for a particular project while also building your overall data skills.

Scholarships are available for lodging, registration, and airfare.

Please note: Applicants will need to provide a letter of recommendation from their editor. Also, participants will be required to bring their own laptops.

Have questions about the workshop or the application? Contact EWA Program Manager Marquita Brown at mbrown@ewa.org.

The application period for this workshop has closed.

Overview

Education & the 2016 Elections

Although education did not figure prominently in the 2016 presidential election, the victory of Republican Donald Trump is expected to have important implications for policy and funding across the educational spectrum. The president’s choice for education secretary of Betsy DeVos — who narrowly won confirmation by the Senate — is widely seen as a clear signal that school choice will be a top educational priority of the new administration.

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Demographics & Diversity

K-12 Education

The U.S. population is becoming more diverse than ever. In the fall of 2014, the country  reached a demographic milestone: For the first time, black, Hispanic, Asian and Native American children made up the majority of the approximately 50,000 students in the nation’s public schools.

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Education in the Trump Era

The election of Republican Donald Trump as president, coupled with the GOP’s success in retaining control of Congress for two more years, appears likely to reshape federal education policy in significant ways, from preschool to college. Already, Republican lawmakers have moved to repeal key Obama administration regulations on school accountability and teacher preparation. The Trump administration made waves by backing away from Obama-era guidance for schools on bathroom access for transgender students.