EWA at NABJ23
Attend EWA’s Sessions at NABJ23
Are you registered to attend the National Association of Black Journalists’ 2023 Convention & Career Fair?
The Education Writers Association is offering two sessions at NABJ23 in Birmingham, Alabama, on Aug. 2 and Aug. 4.
Hear from an education professor whose research addresses issues tied to race, culture, access and educational opportunity for students of color. Walk away with several story ideas after hearing from two experienced education editors.
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EWA Sessions at NABJ23
You can’t teach ‘slavery is wrong’ in some schools. A book about Ruby Bridges is banned from a second-grade classroom. Offering guidance on anti-racism is called divisive. What impact will these efforts have on instruction for Black students? Current efforts made by conservative and GOP lawmakers to ban books and demonize efforts to teach about the Black experience or provide anti-racist framing to other students could have lasting impact. How do they threaten to widen achievement gaps between Black students and their peers?
- Tyrone Howard, education professor, UCLA School of Education & Information Studies
Culture-war clashes, pandemic academic recovery, and the Supreme Court’s ruling on race-conscious admissions are just some of the pressing issues facing students. Where to start? How do I get my readers or viewers to care? The Education Writers Association brings a lightning-round session to help you understand what education issues in your community need to be examined and where to turn to for data, research, and sources.
- Ruth Serven Smith, education editor, The Alabama Education Lab at AL.com
- Eric Stirgus, education editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution