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A brain drain in education journalism

Let’s talk about all the education journalists taking buyouts, leaving the beat, going to smaller outlets, and quitting newsrooms.  By Alexander Russo Last week, education reporter Ann Doss Helms announced that she was taking a buyout from the Charlotte Observer after 16 years on the beat. She’s not the first education journalist to make a …
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Parkland coverage, 12 months later

Profiling valedictorians to highlight school inequality

Much-improved coverage of the Los Angeles teachers strike

11 totally unsolicited education story ideas for 2019


The Grade’s top 10 most-read columns of 2018

What columns attracted the most readers in 2018 and what lessons can we learn for the year ahead? By Alexander Russo The Grade published 45 columns during 2018, touching on all sorts of topics: school gun violence, classroom teachers, and education technology. A big chunk of them were critiques of problematic storylines being told in …
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