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The Texas Tribune
The College Board, the nonprofit that develops the SAT, announced tweaks to the test and new policies aimed at leveling the playing field for economically disadvantaged students Wednesday. Among the changes: The test will revert to a 1600 point score and the essay will be optional.
WNYC, NJ Spotlight and The Hechinger Report
The challenge to get scores up on the all-important state test grows steeper for New Jersey's Quitman Street Renew School. Students are needier, staff members are working excruciating hours. Principal Erskine Glover is pushing relentlessly to avoid the possibility of Quitman being placed...
The Center for Investigative Reporting
The federal goverment does not require prisons, jails and juvenile halls to report the number of young people they put in isolation. At any given time, about 100 teens are housed in solitary confinement at Rikers Island, the massive jail complex in the middle of New York City's East River...
February 28, 2014
The Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism are taking a hiatus. After 20 years of sponsorship, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has decided to end its support of this program. The Journalism Center on Children and Families and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism are seeking a new funder for the only national award in the journalism world which honors the year's best reporting on U.S. kids and families. Award-winners have uncovered and told stories that have sparked debate, fostered dialogue, generated buzz, touched hearts and minds, led to policy changes and made a difference in people's lives. We welcome your support and your ideas on how to sustain this critical program, which has engaged and inspired thousands of emerging and established journalists over the past two decades.
Friday, January 17, 2014
If you were one of the 4000 or so journalists who received the following message this week, please don’t hate us. We were hacked:
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Friday, October 04, 2013
Narrative journalism is where reporting meets storytelling, Center Director Julie Drizin says in her October column.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
The number of children participating in organized youth sports across the United States has reached 35 million, according to statisticbrain.com.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
British journalist Sasha Abramsky had been writing on the issue of poverty for many years before he was given a grant from the Open Society Foundation to travel the U.S. and share the stories of people living on the economic margins.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
In America, judicial objectivity is a value held sacred. Unlike politicians, who are so often viewed with skepticism, judges are expected to be beacons of integrity.
It's the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. Here are some links to research and other resources that can spark ideas and ground your reporting:
Economic Hardship Reporting Project http://economichardship.org/
Half in Ten: http://halfinten.org/
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity: http://www.spotlightonpoverty.org/
UC Davis Center for Poverty Research: http://poverty.ucdavis.edu/
Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality: http://www.stanford.edu/group/scspi/index.html
Drexel University Center for Hunger Free Communities http://www.centerforhungerfreecommunities.org/
University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty http://www.irp.wisc.edu/index.htm
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