The Student Press Law Center, in partnership with Education Week, produced a series of handouts that show high school student journalists how to localize national education stories. They include tips on making public record requests, advice from professional education reporters and other suggestions on how to thoroughly report a big story.
- On the Ed Beat: Uncovering biases in schools (1/13/2016)-
Are there uncovered biases in your school? Could your school be guilty of systemic discrimination? Learn how to find out.
- On the Ed Beat: How diverse are the teachers at your school? (11/13/2015)-
How many teachers of color work at your school? And why does that question matter? Find out how to localize what has become an important national story.
- On the Ed Beat: What's in your school's anti-bullying policy? (9/14/2015)-
All 50 states have anti-bullying laws now, but policies vary widely at the district-level. Does your school have an anti-bullying policy? What protections are explicitly listed? Find out the best ways to cover this hotly-debated national issue at your school.
- On the Ed Beat: Does your school monitor students' social-media activity? (9/2/2015)-
Do administrators at your school monitor students' social media activity? What happens if they find something? Find out the details of this nationwide debate and what this means for your school.
- On the Ed Beat: Is your school experiencing a teacher shortage? (9/2/2015)-
Is your school or district experiencing a teacher shortage? Find out what that means and how to find out.