20 Jun, 2016

A Moving But Misleading School Closing Story

June 20th, 2016|Tags: , |

Posted on July 11, the 40-minute Embedded podcast called "The School" (above) focuses on the plight of a tiny Pennsylvania high school near Pittsburgh that's graduating its last seniors. It's [...]

10 Jun, 2016

Clustering Education Stories Doesn’t Always Work Best

June 10th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Above: Overview of 12 Slate stories from "Tomorrow's Test" series this week. These past few weeks and months have included a number of ambitious, multipart education series: *The WNYC series [...]

9 May, 2016

Chicago Journalists Honored For Controversial Education Coverage

May 9th, 2016|Tags: , , |

There's no shortage of smart, hard-working journalists in Chicago, including several education reporters and editors. So it's nice to see so many of them honored for their work last week [...]

6 May, 2016

Some Alternatives To The Soft, Duplicative Coverage Of This Week’s Chan Zuckerberg Announcement

May 6th, 2016|Tags: , , |

This week's announcement that former Obama Administration education official Jim Shelton (above right) was going to head the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) provides a great example to look at how different [...]

5 May, 2016

If #EWA16 Is Any Indication, EdJournalism May Soon Reach Peak Integration Coverage

May 5th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Mob scene around @nhannahjones and @RickKahlenberg after #ewa16 desegregation panel. pic.twitter.com/yFY8UpEsxR — alexanderrusso (@alexanderrusso) May 3, 2016 That's a slew of education reporters clustered around the NYT's Nikole Hannah-Jones at [...]

3 May, 2016

New EdBeat Survey Reveals Diversity & Independence Challenges – But No Shortage Of Enthusiasm

May 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , |

So the Education Writers Association (of which I am a member) is currently holding its 69th annual summit (in Boston, we're all here tweeting #EWA16), and also put out a [...]

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