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2015-2016 Calendar of Events
Upcoming Seminars for Journalists Members

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A new school year also means upcoming EWA seminars!

EWA gathers experts who provide diverse perspectives and research to help you cover education. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with other reporters from national and local outlets.

We provide travel and registration scholarships for qualified journalists. These scholarships can cover most, if not all, of your travel expenses.

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2014 Award Winners Announced
National Awards for Education Reporting

March 26, 2015 (WASHINGTON, DC)—The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 National Awards for Education Reporting, honoring exceptional journalism from print, radio and online media outlets across the country.

The 33 honored entries hail from a diverse array of media outlets that range from three-person newsrooms to outlets with hundreds of reporters. More than 240 entrants submitted roughly 360 entries in 18 categories.

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EWA Welcomes Deputy Director
3 New Hires to Serve Needs of Growing Membership

EWA is pleased to announce the addition of three new members of its staff, including Erik Robelen, a veteran education reporter and editor who joins EWA today as the organization’s first deputy director.

“With his long experience covering education at the national level, Erik is a great addition to the EWA leadership team,” said Scott Elliott, president of the EWA Board of Directors. 

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EWA Membership Passes Two Bylaws Amendments

September 3, 2014 – The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that two recent bylaws amendments sent before the membership for a vote passed with overwhelming support. 

The first, a proposed change in the fiscal year from July 1 through June 30 to October 1 through September 30, passed with 98.8 percent approval of those voting. The second, which requested that the right to approve bylaws amendments be given to the board of directors, passed with a smaller approval rate of 90.6 percent of those voting. 

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EWA Announces Theme and Venue of 2013 National Seminar

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that its 66th National Seminar, the organization’s flagship annual conference, will take place May 2-4, 2013, on the campus of Stanford University in California. Titled “Creativity Counts: Innovation in Education and the Media,” the event will take advantage of its location in the heart of Silicon Valley to explore approaches that differ from prevailing practice in both education and journalism.

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Turnaround Watch: The School Improvement Grant Program

Three national organizations involved in education journalism–Education Week, the Education Writers Association and The Hechinger Report–have collaborated with news organizations around the country to examine the federally funded School Improvement Grant (SIG) program, which has received more than $4.6 billion since 2009.

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EWA’s 2012 National Seminar Coming to Philadelphia

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that its 2012 National Seminar will take place May 17-19 on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Under an innovative partnership, EWA’s 65th annual National Seminar will be jointly hosted by Penn’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Washington-based national research association for 25,000 scholars engaged in research in education and learning.

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Introducing Latino Ed Beat

Anyone following U.S. education knows that the growth of the nation’s Latino population is having an impact on schools. To help journalists cover issues affecting Latino children and their schooling, we have just launched Latino Ed Beat, a new website that will serve as a continuously updated resource on young Latinos at every grade level. 

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How We Did the Story: Contest Winners Share Tips on Ed Beat

On Ed Beat, several winners of our 2010 contest have shared the process they used to bring their acclaimed stories to their readers. This is a great way for writers on the ed beat to pick up pointers for their own reporting, and to gain new insight into the stories that shaped the national education conversation in 2010. 

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EWA Adds New Public Editor and Project Director
The National Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members to its team.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Education Writers Association (EWA) is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members to its team.  Kenneth Terrell, former managing editor for education at U.S. News and World Report, will join EWA in mid-June in the newly created position of project director, and Emily Richmond, education reporter for the Las Vegas Sun, will come on board in mid-July as EWA’s new public editor. 

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How We Did the Story: Investigating For-Profit Colleges

On EWA’s Ed Beat blog, reporter Dan Golden gives a behind-the-scenes account of how he and fellow Bloomberg News journalists John Hechinger and John Lauerman spent 18 months investigating the nation’s for-profit colleges. The project, which detailed questionable enrollment practices and staggering student-debt loads in the industry, won EWA’s Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting.

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Bloomberg News team wins Hechinger Grand Prize in EWA contest
Dan Golden, John Hechinger and John Lauerman win for their investigative project, "Education Inc."

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bloomberg News has won the top prize in the National Awards for Education Reporting for “Education Inc.,” a searing investigative look at for-profit colleges and universities.

EWA announced the winners of the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting at its annual conference in New Orleans on April 9. It includes a cash prize of $1,500.

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EWA National Award Winners Announced

The Education Writers Association announces the winners of the 2010 National Awards for Education Reporting. The prestigious annual competition honors the best coverage of education in print and broadcast media. It is the only independent contest of its kind in the United States.

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The Education Writers Association announces the winners of the 2010 National Awards for Education Reporting
The prestigious annual competition honors the best coverage of education in print and broadcast media. It is the only independent contest of its kind.

Public education was one of the largest beneficiaries of the $814 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, but questions remain about how – and whether – some $100 billion in federal stimulus funds for education have made much difference.