Register Now: Jan. 27 Release Event for The State of the Education Beat Report
Survey of journalists reveals impact, obstacles, and what needs to change in profession
NOTICE: DUE TO WIDESPREAD INTERNET OUTAGES ON 1/26 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 1:00 PM ET JANUARY 1/27.
Education is at the center of the news like never before. But what obstacles do education journalists face as they seek to inform the public? What do they see as the most important issues in education today? And what do they believe needs to change about their own profession?
For answers to these and other questions, join us January 27 at 1 p.m. Eastern time for the release of The State of the Education Beat report, based on a national survey of education journalists. The report was produced for EWA by the EdWeek Research Center.
Following a short video presentation, you’ll hear from a distinguished panel of journalists and experts, and have a chance to ask questions. The panel will feature:
- Greg Toppo, president, EWA Board of Directors (moderator)
- Erica Green, education reporter, The New York Times
- Jason Gonzales, education reporter, Chalkbeat Colorado
- Caroline Hendrie, executive director, EWA
- Holly Kurtz, director, EdWeek Research Center
The ongoing pandemic has heightened concerns about children’s mental and physical health, food insecurity and trauma. One factor that can have a big impact on children’s health that is too often overlooked by the media: a state’s policies governing schools’ responses to student health and safety issues. These rules vary greatly from state to state: Some states require schools to hire nurses. Others don’t. Some states require schools to train staff to recognize signs of trauma.
The pandemic’s massive disruption to K-12 and higher education is front and center for education journalists, but an equally important story for children, families, the education sector, and the workforce at large is the crisis in child care and early learning.
The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce our 74th National Seminar will be held May 2-5, 2021.