I especially enjoyed the mock battle between USDOE's Libby Daggett and Brookings' Russ Whitehurst, and a rogue visit to a charter school startup where they're doing balanced listeracy and a mini maker event about which I am still apologizing.
However, I probably learned as much about things going on in journalism as I did about Early Ed, and you probably care more about that stuff than the rest:
8- The LA Times has three fulltime K-12 education reporters (Blume, Caesar, and Watanabe) plus three more higher ed reporters (who don't count), which means that EdSource (with Fensterwald, Frey, Mongeau, and Baron plus an LA-based reporter TBD) is - holy cow! --the biggest education newsroom in California if not the universe.
7-The Seattle Times' recently-announced Education Lab takes the "solutions" approach to journalism to a grand scale but has already run into some controversy thanks to an info-sharing deal revealed by KUOW radio that some say could endanger student privacy.
6-The new CNN/Robert Redford series, ChicagoLand, looks like it features LOTS of education-related footage (the teachers strike, etc.).
5-The New Haven Independent combines serious public affairs journalism with tabloid-style headlines like 2012's"Beyonce Scores A Faldita" -- thankfully minus the ALL CAPS.
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