The top 10 education journalism stories of 2017 from The Grade were determined by website traffic. Readers, these were your favorites.
10: A new journalism fellowship program modeled in part on Teach For America.
9: Amy Shuffelton’s look into the PBS-aired documentary series called Choice, Inc.
8: The story behind the viral DeVos resignation rumor.
7: Conor Williams’s commentary on problematic media coverage of English learners.
6: Tips and story ideas for covering ESSA.
5: The 15 best newsletters if you love education and journalism.
4: The worst education stories of 2016-2017.
3: Joyce Tsai’s piece on the need to cover the opioid crisis’ impact on schools.
2: The #bestof2017 roundup.
1: A profile of Nikole Hannah-Jones, aka the Beyoncé of journalism.
In order to help promote and improve the quality of education journalism, The Grade provides independent analysis of media coverage of education news. Funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, and the Collaborative for Student Success, The Grade retains sole editorial control over its coverage. The views expressed by The Grade do not necessarily represent the views of PDK International nor the funders of this project.