Webinar

Sponsor Webinar: Data Tool Explores If Colleges Boost Alumni Paychecks

What makes a college “good”?

Providing stellar educations and career opportunities to a select few? Or creating lots of opportunities for all kinds of people, and helping disadvantaged students get into careers that can sustain families?

Reporters who want answers can use a new free data tool that helps identify whether colleges are opening the doors of socioeconomic mobility and promoting equity in education.

In this free webinar, several education journalists discuss how to use the new “Equitable Value Explorer,” walk through the tool with support from the Institute for Higher Education Policy, and discuss ways to make its data tangible and support fresh stories about the colleges you cover.

This sponsor webinar was presented by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which financially supported the creation of the data tool. The foundation is also one of EWA’s sustaining funders.

Speakers:

  • Kim Dancy, Institute for Higher Education Policy
  • Mirtha Donastorg, The Plug
  • Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
  • Chris Quintana, USA Today
  • Kim Clark, Education Writers Association (moderator)
     
  • Others who answered questions:
    • Jen Engle, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Amanda Janice Roberson, Institute for Higher Education Policy

This webinar was presented on Dec. 8, 2021.

Sponsor Webinar: Data Tool Explores If Colleges Boost Alumni Paychecks