March 2014 Archives

The U.S. secretary of education is using unprecedented power to wrest changes in American schools, correspondent John Merrow says.

The April cover story of the magazine is about how a "preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery, without making it safer."

It's college admissions season, and media outlets have started delivering stories about the decision-making process, the latest marketing efforts by colleges, and financial aid.

A survey of education reporters shows that many believe public information officers for school districts and other education organizations often put up barriers to the free flow of information.

The Sunday Washington interview shows on network TV rarely get into education policy, but there was an exception on ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos."

The newspaper has a thoughtful story on undercover TV news reports testing school security.

The film tells the story of Mary Baratta-Lorton, an innovative mathematics educator of the 1970's who was found murdered in San Francisco at age 34.

HBO's "True Detective" is the latest quality TV drama with at least a subplot related to education, a list that includes shows such as "The Wire" and "House of Cards."

The eight-part documentary series on Chicago under Mayor Rahm Emanuel focuses in part on the tensions that emerge from a plan to close underutilized schools.

It's a rare day all when all four broadcast news shows cover an education-policy story, as they did on the overhaul of the SAT.

Alternative newsweeklies, battered by the changing media landscape or tamed by corporate ownership, are still a showplace for probing journalism about education.


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