Last week from May 31–June 2, 2017, the Education Writers Association held its 70th annual national seminar in Washington, DC, inviting the nation's education reporters for a timely dialogue about "A New Era for Education and the Press."
Below is but a sampling of the conversations I picked up on #EWA17, including reaction to the absence of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the declaration by Marty Baron (Executive Editor, The Washington Post) that "education reporting is sexy," ESSA, the achievement gap, diversity and school integration, philanthropy, public and charter schools in DC, and more.
Here's what caught my eye:
"I think education coverage is incredibly sexy," says @PostBaron, endearing himself to legions of education reporters.— emma brown (@emmersbrown) May 31, 2017
Such delicious tension here at the #EWA17 panel on bifurcated nature of D.C. schools, between public schools/charters. Near 50/50 split.— Corbett Smith (@corbettsmithDMN) June 1, 2017
David Grosso: You are not going to address achievement gap w/out addressing impacts of trauma & adversity on children & families. #EWA17— Kate Felsen (@katefdp) June 1, 2017
Somewhat to my surprise, the session on assessments that I'm attending is SRO. #EWA17— barb shelly (@bshelly) June 1, 2017
It is standing room only in the rural education session at #EWA17. A sign that reporters want more info and edu on this topic?— Nichole Dobo (@nicholedobo) May 31, 2017