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Reporters! Don’t Miss ExcelinEd’s National Summit on Education Reform!

Media Registration is now open for the Foundation for Excellence in Education’s 2018 National Summit on Education Reform. The nation’s premier education forum, featuring a keynote address by Governor Jeb Bush, convenes lawmakers and policymakers for in-depth discussions on proven education policies and innovative strategies to improve student achievement.

Featured events during the 2018 Summit include:

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Guaranteed scholarship valued at up to $100K over four years is available for all eligible first-year and transfer students applying to McDaniel for Fall 2019 admission

Contact: Cheryl Knauer

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College announces a new Military Legacy Scholarship for all military veterans, active-duty military personnel and their children.

This guaranteed scholarship, valued at up to $100,000 over four years, is available to all eligible first-year and transfer students applying to McDaniel for Fall 2019 admission. There is no limit to the number of scholarships awarded by McDaniel.

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University of Southern California Announces Online Summit on School Violence Prevention
On October 24, the USC National Safe Schools Digital Summit will stream live to a national audience

Press contacts:
Justin Hienz, (202) 684-1980
Joanne Morris, (310) 882-9987
Jessie Allen, (213) 740-2928

LOS ANGELES—The University of Southern California (USC) is presenting a first-of-its-kind, live online summit to discuss school violence and to forge new ideas and conversations that advance school safety.

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Turnitin Adding Textbooks from W. W. Norton to Database Giving College Faculty a Way to Compare for Content Matches
Turnitin writing resources help K-12 teachers and faculty in higher education support student writing and originality of thought

OAKLAND, Calif. – March 5, 2018 – Turnitin and W. W. Norton & Company have signed an agreement to supply academic textbook content that has been published by W. W. Norton & Company to the Turnitin database. Turnitin writing resources are used by educators in K-12 and higher education to support writing instruction, receive and grade student papers, and check for original content. Click to Tweet.

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Turnitin Announces Development of Solution to Address Contract Cheating in Partnership with Leading Educational Institutions

OAKLAND, Calif; NEWCASTLE, UK; MELBOURNE, AU – February 1, 2018 - One in three college instructors report that their students have submitted papers written by someone else. However, instructors feel they lack the evidence and resources to take action. This survey conducted by Turnitin—a company at the forefront of academic integrity solutions for 20 years—supports the growing concern in academia that custom writing services are increasing the prevalence of “contract cheating” and diminishing the value of higher education.


Kim Clark Joins EWA as Assistant Director

The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce the addition of Kim Clark to its staff as an assistant director. Clark, a longtime national journalist most recently with Money Magazine, will play a leading role in directing EWA programming on education beyond high school.

“We are thrilled to have a journalist of Kim’s caliber joining our staff,” said EWA Executive Director Caroline Hendrie. “Her energy and experience will be a huge boon to our efforts to support the important work of our journalist members in newsrooms across the country.”


Race, Ethnicity Seen as Top Priorities for Education Beat Diversity
EWA Members Share Views on Inclusion, Cultural Competencies

In an effort to deepen its understanding of diversity and inclusion issues, the Education Writers Association recently fielded a survey asking journalist members to share their views and experiences. A total of 170 EWA members responded to the survey, although not every respondent answered every question. The findings provide insights into current perceptions and priorities among education reporters, as well as early data to inform discussions by the EWA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.