The Grade

Five #DemsinPhilly Stories the EdPress Hasn’t Told You (Yet)

There’s no shortage of outlets and reporters covering education goings-on in Philadelphia this week — Politico’s Morning EDU & EdWeek’s PoliticsK12 being the most obvious. The Seventy Four is there, too. (See EdWeek’s roundup of who’s there and what they’re trying to do here.) So far as I’ve seen it’s all been solid, workmanlike stuff… Read more »

EdReporters Ignore Fast-Changing Suburbs & Silence Minority Voices, Says CUNY Prof

L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy (far left) first came to my attention at this spring’s Education Writers Association national conference in Boston, where he served as a panelist talking about school integration with the NYT’s Nikole Hannah-Jones, Century’s Rick Kahlenberg, and Education Post’s Chris Stewart. He’s an Associate Professor in Sociology & Black Studies at The City College… Read more »

Can Chalkbeat Reach “Casual” Readers?

The Columbia Journalism Review’s most recent education-related writeup (How Chalkbeat is trying to build a bigger audience) reminds us that Chalkbeat grew out of Gotham Schools and EdNews Colorado, was joined by Memphis and Indianapolis in 2013. (The latest Detroit site, assuming it lasts, makes five bureaus.) Written by former OC Register education reporter Lauren Steussy, the… Read more »